• Jenny Norton-Wright
Part of the Heritage Studies in the Muslim World book series (HSMW)


The 12 chapters of this book are adapted from papers presented at the international conference From Malacca to Manchester: Curating Islamic Collections Worldwide, which took place in February 2017, in Manchester, UK. The conference was part of a broader programme aiming to improve staff understanding of Manchester’s Islamic collections, as well as of the religion of Islam, Islamic art and culture and Muslim communities locally. The aims of this publication engage with current trends and challenges in the culture and heritage landscape globally.

The book is divided into three parts: Part I presents two theoretical discussions of museological and curatorial practice; in Part II, curators offer case studies of new and/or re-installed exhibitions of Islamic art; Part III discusses museum education, and how partnerships with audiences can constructively contribute to exhibition conceptualisation and development.


Manchester Museums Partnership Islamic art and material culture Identity Curatorship 


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  • Jenny Norton-Wright
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  1. 1.British LibraryLondonUK

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