Art of culture
Rising from the historical heart of Sharjah on the majarrah waterfront, the Sharjah museum of Islamic civilization was opened on 5th June 2008.
Built inside a converted souk, the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization presents Islamic heritage through a stunning display of artefacts and manuscripts.
Spread over seven galleries, the museum includes exhibits exploring faith, Islamic art and culture, and science and innovation, all working in harmony with the cool, airy interior of the former souk.
We were proud to be part of a hugely skilled project team, including the Sharjah Museum Authority, Haley Sharpe Design and Beck Interiors. Working closely with our fellow team members, we designed and installed a range of custom-designed free-standing and integrated cases. Our case designs complement the building's clean aesthetic, working in sympathy with the existing building and providing a backdrop to the intricate and beautiful objects of Islamic art and culture.
Exhibition fact file
Mongol silk tunic attributed to the 14th century. A collection of Mamluk, Safavid and Ottoman metal objects and ceramics made in the Muslim world between the 7th century and the 13th century.
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah
5 June 2008
Haley Sharpe Design