The Birmingham Qur'an – an interactive journey
- Building 7, Dubai Design District (d3)
- Dubai Campus, Exhibitions
The University of Birmingham continues the UAE tour of its major interactive digital exhibition telling the fascinating story of the Birmingham Qur’an to Dubai for the first time.
One of the oldest surviving Islamic manuscripts, the Birmingham Qur’an is considered a global treasure. This exhibition allows visitors to explore the manuscript in digital form as well as viewing a detailed replica of the holy script.
The exhibition features a range of Birmingham Qur’an-related education activities for young people, including exhibition tours, activity sheets and free calligraphy workshops for local schools designed and delivered by the world famous Dubai-based artists Gallery Arabesque.
The Birmingham Qur’an manuscript is of huge significance to Muslim heritage and the academic study of Islam. The exhibition was a highlight of the UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration, held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and HRH The Prince of Wales.
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