List of museums of Islamic art

Islamic art is collected by museums, galleries and private collectors in many countries around the world.

Country City Institution Collection size Founding date Official web site Ref.
Algeria Algeria Algiers National Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Art [3] [1]
Australia Australia Melbourne Islamic Museum of Australia [4] [2]
Austria Austria Vienna Museum of Applied Arts [5] [3]
Austria Austria Vienna Austrian National Library [6] [3]
Brunei Brunei Brunei Brunei Museum [3]
Canada Canada Toronto Aga Khan Museum 1,000[4] 2014 [7] [5]
Canada Canada Toronto Royal Ontario Museum [8] [3]
Denmark Denmark Copenhagen The David Collection 2,500[6] 1945 [9] [3]
Egypt Egypt Cairo Museum of Islamic Art 100,000[7] [10] [3]
Egypt Egypt Cairo National Library [11] [3]
Egypt Egypt Cairo Coptic Museum [12] [3]
France France Paris Bibliothèque nationale de France [13] [3]
France France Paris Arab World Institute [14] [3]
France France Paris Musée des Arts Décoratifs [15] [3]
France France Lyon Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs [16] [3]
France France Paris Louvre Museum 18,000[8] 2012 [17] [3]
Germany Germany Bamberg Universitätsmuseum für Islamische Kunst 7,000[9] 2008 [18]
Germany Germany Berlin Islamic Art Museum 16,000[6] 1904 [19]
Germany Germany Cologne Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum [20]
Germany Germany Dresden Dresden Museum of Ethnology [21]
Germany Germany Düsseldorf Hetjens-Museum [22]
Germany Germany Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe [23]
Germany Germany Karlsruhe Badisches Landesmuseum [24]
Germany Germany Leipzig Leipzig Museum of Ethnography [25]
Germany Germany Munich Museum Five Continents [26]
Germany Germany Stuttgart Linden Museum [27]
Greece Greece Athens Benaki Museum 8,000[10] [28] [3]
Iran Iran Kashmar Hassan Modarres Museum
Iran Iran Mashad Imam Reza Museum [3]
Iran Iran Qom Hazrat Ma'soomeh Holy Shrine Museum [29]
Iran Iran Tehran Carpet Museum [3]
Iran Iran Tehran Gulistan Museum [3]
Iran Iran Tehran Malek National Museum and Library [30]
Iran Iran Tehran Museum of Decorative Arts [3]
Iran Iran Tehran Museum of the Islamic Era [3]
Iran Iran Tehran Reza Abbasi Museum [3]
Iraq Iraq Baghdad Iraq Museum [3]
Republic of Ireland Ireland Dublin Chester Beatty Library and Oriental Art Gallery [31] [3]
Israel Israel Jerusalem The Museum for Islamic Art 1974 [32] [3]
Italy Italy Florence Bardini Museum [3]
Italy Italy Venice Treasury of St. Mark's [33] [3]
Italy Italy Milan Biblioteca Ambrosiana [34] [3]
Jordan Jordan Al-Mazār al-Janūbī Al-Mazar Islamic Museum 1973 [11]
Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait National Museum [3]
Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait Tareq Rajab Museum 30,000[12] [35] [13]
Malaysia Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Islamic Arts Museum [36] [3]
Morocco Morocco Rabat Archaeological Museum [3]
Oman Oman Muscat National Museum of Oman [14]
Pakistan Pakistan Lahore Lahore Museum [37] [3]
State of Palestine Palestinian Territories Jerusalem Islamic Museum of the Haram al-Sharif [3][15][16]
Portugal Portugal Lisbon Calouste Gulbenkian Museum [38] [3]
Qatar Qatar Doha Museum of Islamic Art [39] [3]
Romania Romania Bucharest National Museum of Art of Romania [40] [17]
Russia Russia Saint Petersburg State Hermitage Museum [41] [3]
Russia Russia Moscow Museum of Oriental Art [42] [3]
Spain Spain Madrid National Archaeological Museum [43] [3]
Sweden Sweden Stockholm Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities [44] [18]
Switzerland Switzerland Bern Abegg-Stiftung [45] [3]
Switzerland Switzerland Geneva Musée d'Art et d'Histoire [46] [3]
Syria Syria Damascus National Museum of Damascus [47] [3]
Tunisia Tunisia Tunis Bardo National Museum [48] [3]
Turkey Turkey Istanbul Topkapı Palace [49] [3]
Turkey Turkey Istanbul Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum 40,000[19] [50] [3]
Turkey Turkey Istanbul Vakiflar Museum [3]
Turkey Turkey Istanbul Archaeological Museum [3]
Turkey Turkey Istanbul Istanbul University Library [51] [3]
Ukraine Ukraine Kyiv Museum of Western and Oriental Art [52] [20]
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Sharjah Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization 5,000[21] [53] [22]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Oxford Ashmolean Museum [54] [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Oxford Bodleian Library [55] [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom London British Library [56] [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom London British Museum 40,000[23] [57] [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Edinburgh Edinburgh University Library [58] [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum [59] [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom London Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art 28,000 (largest private collection)[24][25] 1970[26] [60] [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom London Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Hajj and the Arts of Pilgrimage 4,500[27] [61]
United Kingdom United Kingdom London Royal Asiatic Society [62] [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland (formerly Royal Scottish Museum) [63] [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Manchester John Rylands University Library [64] [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom London Victoria and Albert Museum 19,000[28] [65] [3]
United States USA Boston Museum of Fine Arts [66] [3]
United States USA Cleveland Cleveland Museum of Art [67] [3]
United States USA Corning, NY Corning Museum of Glass [68] [3]
United States USA Washington, D.C. Freer Gallery of Art [69] [3]
United States USA Dallas Keir Collection (currently on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art) [70] [3][29]
United States USA Los Angeles Los Angeles County Museum of Art [71] [3]
United States USA New York Metropolitan Museum of Art 12,000[30] [72] [3]
United States USA New York New York Public Library [73] [3]
United States USA Honolulu Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design 2,500[31] 2002 [74] [32]
United States USA Washington, D.C. Textile Museum [75] [3]
Yemen Yemen Sana'a National Museum of Yemen [3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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