Stories

DISCOVER EXHIBITS AND THEIR STORIES

Where do the museum objects come from, how does a restoration work and what are the employees’ actual favourite objects? We answer these questions with plenty of background information in our stories. Dive into the historic world of the Museum for Islamic Art and discover connections to other collections.

Series: History of the collection

Berlin Carpet Collection

Series: Objects tell stories

750 Years of Rumi

Series: Museum Backstage

Our favorite objects

The 'CulturalxCollabs' carpet being cut at the launch event.© Museum für Islamische Kunst / Don Panakkal

SERIES: Cultural x Collabs

Fragment Journeys

SERIES: Cultural X Collabs

Weaving the Future

SERIES: Cultural x Collabs

The Doppelgänger: Factsheet

Story "Where is the Dragon"

SERIES: Threads and Motifs

Where is the Dragon?

Aleppo, Photos © Jürgen Rese (CC-BY-NC-SA)

SERIES: Memories from Aleppo

A Tale of Khan al-Wazir

Aleppo, al-Bahramiyya mosque

SERIES: Memories from Aleppo

Memories of al-Bahramiyya Mosque

View to the east © Peter Heiske (CC-BY-NC-ND)

SERIES: Memories from Aleppo

Memories of the Aleppo Citadel

Jamiʿ al-ʿAdiliyya © Andreas Beckermann (CC-BY-NC-SA)

SERIES: Memories from Aleppo

Memories of al-ʿAdiliyya mosque

Az-Zawiya al-Hilaliyya, wooden cells inside the prayer hall's iwan

SERIES: Memories from Aleppo

The Tradition of Az-Zawiya Al-Hillaliyya

E-LEARNING

USING DIGITAL TEACHING MODULES

Islamic art comes to the classroom and the mosque! The teaching modules oriented towards the teaching plan offer creative lessons with large practical sections that bring art and culture to life in the school day. We also offer teaching modules that have been developed by and with mosques and are suitable for Islamic youth work.

Subject: Extracurricular Activities, Art
Grade: 10 onwards

Restoration as challenge

Subject: Extracurricular Activities, Art, Ethics/Religion
Grade: 10 onwards

Communicate for a Museum yourself

Subject: Extracurricular Activities, Art, Ethics/Religion
Grade: 10 onwards

Curate an exhibition yourself

Subject: Extracurricular Activities, Art, Ethics/Religion
Grade: 10 onwards

Research at a Museum yourself

Subject: Extracurricular Activities, Politics, History, Ethics/Religion
Grade: 10 onwards

Intersectionality – then and now

Subject: Extracurricular Activities, Politics, Ethics/Religion
Grade: 10 onwards

"male" or "female" - What's the difference?!

Subject: Extracurricular Activities, Politics, History, Ethics/Religion, German and Foreign Languages
Grade: 10 onwards

Genderroles in Historiography

Subject: Extracurricular Activities, Politics, Music, Ethics/Religion
Grade: 10 onwards

Music - What does it do to you?

Subject: Extracurricular Activities, Politics, Art, History, Ethics/Religion
Grade: 10 onwards

Genderroles- Which do you have?

Subject: Extracurricular Activities, Art, Ethics/Religion
Grade: 10 onwards

Clothes - What do they say about us?

Subject: Extracurricular Activities, Art
Grade: 10 onwards

Calligraffiti- Connection of old and new

Subject: Extracurricular Activities, Ethics/Religion
Grade: 10 onwards

Khamsa - amulet as talisman?

360°-TOURS

EXPLORE TOPICS IN DEPTH

Virtual rooms invite you to discover the collection of the Museum for Islamic Art in an entirely new way. Here you’ll find exclusive text contributions, videos, musical compositions and objects that are sensory experiences for the eyes and ears.

Gurbet Şarkıları – Songs from Foreign Lands

Music and Belonging between Turkey and Germany (1961-2021)

Gurbet Şarkıları – Lieder aus der Fremde

Museum in Action

A look at the transformation of a permanent exhibition

360°-Tour

Garden Paradise

Experience the magic of our living garden world

Gartenp

Music in the Museum

A visual journey into the sound world of the museum

MEDIA LIBRARY

WATCH, LISTEN, READ

Discover the histories behind the collection and the projects of the Museum for Islamic Art through its films, interviews, audio and publications.

Islam - a view from within
The sound of reviving - Razan Nassreddine
An exceptional visit - Yasser Almaamoun
Zwischen Hier und Dort | Multaka, Museum für Islamische Kunst
Between Here and There - Kefah Ali Deeb
Polyphonic - Kenan Melhem
Syrian-Heritage-Archive-Project
People of the Archive - Jean-Claude David
Anke Scharrahs about the Aleppo Room
Memories of al-Zawiya al-Hilaliya
Memories of Bab al-Faraj Clock Tower
People of the Archive - Claus-Peter Haase
People of the Archive - Christine Delpal
People of the Archive - Stefan Knost