Unique Islamic art exhibition makes UK debut

A new exhibition, Ferozkoh: Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art, has launched in London today. The striking exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, Qatar and students and teachers from the Turquoise Mountain Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture, in Kabul.

The exhibition will be on display at Leighton House Museum until 23 February 2014 as part of both Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture and the Nour Festival of Arts. Curated by MIA’s Dr. Leslee Michelsen, a specialist in the arts of medieval Iran and Central Asia, Ferozkoh’s unifying theme is the preservation and continuity of the traditional arts of the Islamic world – in both themes and materials – in the present day, and the role of education in both transmission and translation.