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    Islamic world’s relationship with Europe and beyond explored at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization Islamic world’s relationship with Europe and beyond explored at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
    Unique collaboration with Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin explores history of interactions between Islamic world and different cultures.


    The foundations of Islamic history, its impact on other societies and the shared threads of culture that connect people around the world will be explored in a new international exhibition to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.
     
    Organized by Sharjah Museums Authority in cooperation with the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin, the ‘Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between the Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ exhibition will examine how the world has been shaped by the movement of people, objects, and ideas from medieval times to the present day. 
     
    The historical and geographical migration of people, either voluntary or forced, is the foundation on which important cultural exchanges and understandings have been built throughout the centuries.
     
    Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between the Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ will examine what lessons can be learned from encounters between different religions and societies, how different cultures have absorbed each other’s ideas and practices, and how the events of the past continue to impact today’s world and will shape the future.
     
    Due to open at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization 15 November Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between the Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ is a continuation of Sharjah Museums Authority’s long tradition of partnering with important museums and institutions all over the world and marks the third time the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and Sharjah Museums Authority works with the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin on an exhibition collaboration.
     
    In 2008, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and Sharjah Museums Authority collaborated for the first time with the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin for the exhibition ‘The Radiance of Islamic Art - Masterpieces from the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin.’
     
    The exhibit explored Islamic art created between the 10th and 12th Centuries AD and also in the 18th Century AD in a selection of important masterpieces selected from the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin’s collection.
     
    Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin worked together in 2014 for the exhibit ‘Early Capitals of Islamic Culture’, held to help celebrate Sharjah’s role as the ‘Capital of Islamic Culture’ that year.
     
    This latest exhibit will be a chance for audiences in Sharjah and the UAE to see a wonderful selection of specially curated artefacts including 54 objects from the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin and 10 objects from Sharjah Museums’collections on the occasion of  Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization’s anniversary.
     
    Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between the Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond’ will once again highlight Sharjah and Sharjah Museums Authority’s role as a major cultural hub and a leader in best practices for museums across the region.
     


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