MIA Collectors Forum - Saturday Special Events

Date: 26 August, 23 September, 28 October, 25 November, 2 December

Time: 4:00 pm 

Location: Museum of Islamic Art, Library

Part of the MIA Education

The MIA Islamic Art Collectors Forum provides a venue for private collectors to come together, explore ideas and learn more about conservation, research, display of objects, collections management, and ethical issues relating to collecting - and for collectors to have a chance to share thoughts and talk about issues related to collecting.

The Islamic Art Collectors Forum will run a special series of events in celebration of MIA’s 4th Floor exhibition Powder and Damask: Islamic Arms and Armour from the Collection of Fadel Al Mansoori which showcases both powder and edged weapons from the Ottoman, Mughal and Safavid empires in the 17th to late 19th century where the art of craftsmanship reached unprecedented levels.

The sessions will be held in the MIA Library at 4pm in Arabic and English.  All are welcome.


Our special events will be:

General Collecting (26 August) - Introduction to the topics included in the series of upcoming collectors clubs

Research and Ethics (23 September) - An in-depth discussion of some of the ethical, legal and financial issues related to private collecting

Conservation and digitization (28 October) - A discussion on the dos and don’ts of conserving your collection as well as a demonstration of the digitization process for private collectors

Displaying and handling your collection (25 November) - A discussion of best practices in how to display and present your private collection with hands-on-practice using the MIA handling collection

Collectors Club for Kids (2 December) - A chance for young collectors to show what they collect and why they think collecting is important