Friday, 25-11-2005, London
The European launches culminated with the UK launch that took place in London at the Lecture Theatre at the British Museum and that – for the first time – brought together four UK museums, whereby the Directors of both Scottish partner museums came to London to participate in the launching event together with their colleagues of the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The 132 registered participants included numerous UK and international media (only BBC sent three representatives and numerous Arab and Turkish media were represented by their correspondents), representatives of the diplomatic corps of the participating countries, numerous cultural and academic institutions including almost all important London-based Foundations and Organisations interested in the Muslim World and Culture. During the event the uniqueness of the project was emphasised by all the speakers and by numerous participants; and the representatives of the participating UK museums pointed out that the Discover Islamic Art project is seen as one of the most successful participations of the UK in an EU funded project.
Venue: The British Museum
Organiser: The British Museum
Co-organisers: Victoria & Albert Museum (London), National Museums of Scotland /Edinburgh), Glasgows Museums (Glasgow), MWNF