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Islamic Galleries

The British Museum

The Albukhary Foundation Galleries of the Islamic World tell the story of the Islamic World from the 7th Century to the present day. The two refurbished grade I listed rooms occupy some 620m2 of top-lit gallery space at the heart of the museum.


The contemporary design harnesses natural light to bring an atmospheric quality to the spaces without harming the collection. The rigorous layout and simple arrangements offer clarity and order, bringing the collection to life whilst allowing each object space to shine.


This work was carried out whilst in employment at Stanton Williams Architects. Images used with their kind permission.


Photography by Jack Hobhouse

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