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Islamic architecture - Aga Khan Documentation Center: Archnet

Supporting teaching of, and research on, the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual and material culture, and conservation, as well as the practice of architecture, in Muslim societies.

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About Archnet

Archnet is a globally-accessible, scholarly resource focused on architecture, urbanism, environmental & landscape design, visual culture, and conservation issues in Muslim societies, developed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT Libraries (AKDC). 

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Sample some Archnet content:

Insurance Plans of Alexandria. Also available: Cairo, Istanbul (then Constantinople),  ─░zmir (then Smyrna)

Khulafa Central Mosque Project and the Mohamed Makiya Archive

Arab Women in Architecture, a video from the Women in Architecture collection.

Music of the Guennaoua (Solo voice and Guinbri). From the Music of Morocco collection.

Program Head

Sharon C. Smith, Ph.D.