Ashmolean Museum – University of Oxford, UK
Opening up the collections of Islamic Art in the Ashmolean and making them a globally accessible educational resource for students everywhere.
The role of the Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art is a hugely important one, as it provides important online access to the collections of Islamic and Asian Art in the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford in the UK.
In addition, the Ashmolean is developing an Islamic Art Online Portal, the aim of which is to develop a single access point to some of the most important digitized Islamic art collections available around the world.
The portal will be an exceptional resource that will enable both simple and sophisticated searches for a range of interests and research purposes while also offering curatorial content and insights on various aspects of the Islamic artistic tradition. As such, Islamic Art Online will serve a variety of audiences and needs, providing a reliable, structured and comprehensive presentation of the Islamic material and cultural legacy.