Islamic art isn’t the easiest thing to just break into. But the Farjam collection at DIFC is staggering nonetheless
Islamic art isn’t the easiest thing to just break into. But the Farjam Collection in DIFC has recently launched a selection of handy audio tours for its staggering collection of pieces from the early Islamic world. Spanning a vast history, from early Korans through to 19th century ceramics, the collection also covers almost the entirety of the Muslim world, from the Maghreb and Andalusia right through to Mughal India. Now that’s quite a lot to navigate on wall cards and a catalogue, so this iPod-driven tour is good thinking.
If you’re yet to have a look round what the Farjam Collection has put together, this is a permanent fixture in DIFC, with all works drawn from the extensive collection of Islamic antiquity of Dr Farhad Farjam.
It’s a vast, inspired collection, and you can even check out the gallery’s new contemporary calligraphy show organised by Wissam Shawkat while you’re at it.