Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

About the Museum


Interior View, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Interior, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Interior View, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
Photo: Courtesy Sharjah Museums

Interior View, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Interior View, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
Photo: Courtesy Sharjah Museums

Interior View, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Interior View, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
Photo: Courtesy Sharjah Museums

Interior View, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Interior View, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
Photo: Courtesy Sharjah Museums

Interior View, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is a museum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The museum opened in 2008 and covers Islamic culture, with more than 5,000 artifacts from the Islamic world. Objects include calligraphy, carvings, ceramics, coins, glass, manuscripts, metalwork, and scientific instruments.

The museum is located on the Corniche Street in the al-Majjarah area, on the opposite side of the street from Sharjah Creek. It is very visible because of its large size and golden dome. It was originally a traditional souq (indoor market).

This state-of-the art cultural structure has a treasure of more than five thousand exquisite Islamic relics which has been collected globally and displayed in seven spacious galleries. The museum has a mission to reach maximum number of national and international visitors through the display and interpretation of Islamic relics and research and through the development of the collection.

(Photo: Courtesy Sharjah Museums)

Collection Highlights


Unglazed Ceramic
Islamic Coins
Silk and Gold Tunic
Astrolabes
The Lion or Lynx Censer
Copper and Silver-Inlaid Neo-Mamluk Table or Stand
The ‘Sitara’ (Curtain for the door of the Ka’aba in Makkah)
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization: Collection Highlights
Unglazed Ceramic, 6th and 8th centuries H/ 12th and 14th centuries AD
ceramic
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Islamic Coins
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Silk and Gold Tunic, 7th century H/ 13th century AD
silk and gold
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Astrolabes
Photo: Courtesy Sharjah Museums
The Lion or Lynx Censer, 5th - 6th centuries AH / 11th - 12th centuries AD, Khorasan - Eastern Iran
bronze
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Copper and Silver-Inlaid Neo-Mamluk Table or Stand, 19th century
copper and silver-inlaid
Photo: Courtesy Sharjah Museums
The ‘Sitara’ (Curtain for the door of the Ka’aba in Makkah)
black silk satin, embroidered with gold and silver threads
Photo: Courtesy Sharjah Museums
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