We are excited to share Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Opening Address for the 7th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art.
The Islamic Art Symposium has been held in Doha, Qatar; Córdoba, Spain; and Palermo, Italy. This year it [was held] in Richmond, at the VMFA. Speaking to WCVE via Skype, organizers Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom say the mission is to make the latest scholarship available but in a way that’s not stuffy.
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