Passion for Perfection - Islamic art from the Khalili Collections

In the winter of 2010/2011, De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam will present highlights from one of the world’s most renowned collections of Islamic art. Passion for Perfection will include some 500 objects from the collection of Professor Nasser D. Khalili. From 11 December 2010 to 17 April 2011, De Nieuwe Kerk will glitter with richly illuminated Qur’ans and manuscripts, paintings, gold, jewels, textiles, ceramics, glassware, lacquerware, metalwork, and wood carvings.

The Virtual Museum - Arts of the Islamic World

Arts of the Islamic World (AIW) is a not-for-profit public education initiative with a mission to reach and educate a wide audience about Islamic culture through its cosmopolitan artistic heritage - over fourteen centuries of cultural expression from across a wide geographical expanse stretching from Europe to Asia.