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Art and Architecture of the Islamic World: Introduction


This guide includes resources for research on the arts, architecture and archeology of the Islamic world, broadly defined as the regions in which Islam has played or currently plays a significant cultural role. The first page includes links to online reference works, library catalogs and repositories of digitized material, including printed books and manuscripts. The second page includes links to online repositories of images, including digitized scholarly archives, organized by country. MIT is home to an active community of scholars pursuing a variety of related topics. The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT is a graduate program dedicated to the study of architecture, urbanism and landscape design in the Islamic world. MIT Libraries also houses the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, a research center supporting teaching and scholarship on the architecture and visual cultures of Muslim societies. Digitization efforts and research undertaken by the center is published online at Archnet, a comprehensive scholarly resource for the built environment of Muslim societies.

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Program Head, Aga Khan Documentation Center

Sharon C. Smith, Ph.D.

Visual Resources Librarian

Matt Saba

Collections Archivist

Betsy Baldwin
Room 7-238