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Lets visit The Jameel Prize exhibition at the V and A Museum

Salaam friends,

Lets go explore and marvel at some of the exhibitions highlighting the best of this years Islamic inspired art.

We can spend some time floating around the museum and then we can mosey on down the road, get ourselves a nice big cup of hot chocolate/chai latte/toffee nut cappuccino and have a stroll around Hyde Park. A delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.


The V and A is hosting The Jameel Prize which is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Its aim is to explore the relationship between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary work as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today.

About the Jameel Prize

The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Its aim is to explore the relationship between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary work as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today.


The Jameel Prize at the V&A and the international touring exhibition are in partnership with Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives. The prize was conceived after the redesign and redisplay of the V&A's Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, which opened in July 2006.


Jameel Prize background

The V&A houses one of the world's great collections of Islamic art from the Middle East. This can be seen at its best in the Museum's splendid Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, which opened to widespread acclaim in July 2006. The Jameel Prize complements the Gallery by providing a showcase for new art and design that reflects the Islamic traditions of the past on display there.


The V&A began to collect art from the Islamic world in the 1850s, and it was the first institution in the world to do so with a purpose. The Museum's mission was to reform design, and it was thought that Islamic ideas about structuring patterns and matching decoration to shape and function could improve British design, as indeed they did. The Jameel Prize shows that this link between the Islamic art of the past and contemporary practice is still very much alive.


The role of the Jameel Prize is to give work of this kind a higher profile. Certainly, it is helping to promote art and design inspired by Islamic traditions to potential patrons. The Prize also demonstrates that artists can and do use these traditions in a way that is vividly relevant to the contemporary world.


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  • Huma

    Wonderful!!!

    February 3, 2014

  • haseeb a.

    Thank you sajid for organising the meet up .. I reached a little late and left a bit early but next time inshallah will spend more time with you all.
    Hope to see everyone again .. :)

    February 3, 2014

  • kamal

    Sajid, you´re the dude!!! Elegant host! Lovely people around :)

    February 3, 2014

  • Sabrina

    Thanks for organising Sajid, we had a great time.

    February 3, 2014

  • Sophie

    Sajid you are the man!...nice event great host :-)

    1 · February 3, 2014

  • Zahra L.

    Had a lovely time, thanks Sajid for organising!

    1 · February 3, 2014

  • Zak

    My first Meetup event, had a cracking time! Big thank you to Sajid for all the effort he put in to it all and for his hospitality!

    February 2, 2014

  • Nav

    Thank you for today, was a really good outing well organised. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    1 · February 2, 2014

  • Halyma

    Really cool

    February 2, 2014

  • Halyma

    Really enjoyed it! Thanks Sajid!

    February 2, 2014

  • Shabnam

    Good meet up as usual... Nicely organised!! Good exhibition and it didn't rain... Yay!!!

    2 · February 2, 2014

  • Malik

    Nice way to spend an afternoon. To the guys who had a coffee with me remember Pay it Forward! and to the person I lost on the tube Sorry hopefully see you again soon...

    February 2, 2014

  • faiza

    Won't be there for another 30 mins is worth still coming

    February 2, 2014

    • Sajid

      Sorry, we were only at the museum for an hour. But definitely worth checking out

      February 2, 2014

  • Huma

    Apologies for lateness. ... absorbing the exhibition..... it's wonderful

    February 2, 2014

  • Nav

    Still En route!!!

    February 2, 2014

  • Amreen

    Salaam
    Just got here. Where is everyone?

    February 2, 2014

  • miryam

    Just arriving

    February 2, 2014

  • Marwan

    Here

    February 2, 2014

  • Nav

    Same here running a tad late... :-(

    February 2, 2014

  • Malik

    Little early. Anyone around?

    February 2, 2014

  • Oz Adz A.

    Can't make today- see you lot at next weeks meetup!

    February 2, 2014

  • Shazia

    Salaam wont be able to make it now. Feeling under the weather :( Will have to go on my own now was soo looking forward to it. Let me know if its any good?!

    February 2, 2014

  • Thorsten

    Apologies for the short notice, I might not be able to make it ! Wish you all a good time and look forward to joining in next week for a happy Pakistani food intake :)

    February 2, 2014

  • Vicky C.

    Just moi

    February 2, 2014

  • Vicky C.

    Just moi

    February 2, 2014

  • Halyma

    So looking forward to this!

    February 2, 2014

  • Zahra A.

    Can't make this now hope you all have a good time inshallah

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    salaam, can anyone tell me please about how much is the tickets cost for exhibition?

    February 1, 2014

  • TabsyTabs

    For all the waitlisters!I've just dropped out, as I have to work...enjoy lovely people! I may join u guys for a chill if anyone still around at 5 ;)

    January 31, 2014

    • TabsyTabs

      lol...just realised the waitlist's gone ;)

      January 31, 2014

  • Humaira S.

    ok one more question - i want to bring someone along- so do they need to RSVP too?

    January 30, 2014

    • Sajid

      Just add them as a plus one

      January 31, 2014

  • Humaira S.

    Are 125 people really attending - or is there like an official list to sign up to for this?

    January 29, 2014

    • Arfan

      Salaam Sajid,

      January 29, 2014

    • Arfan

      Check your e-mail. I have sent you some info.

      January 29, 2014

  • Oz Adz A.

    Sounds interesting this one ... If I ever get off the wait list :-/

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • Shazia

      Shabz..What u saying girl? U looking to be my plus 1 or u wanna bring peeps with u 2?

      Aww Ali.... Dont worry In Sha Allah people will drop out for sure!! Theres always space last minute!!

      1 · January 28, 2014

    • Oz Adz A.

      Yep..if not hope you all enjoy!!

      January 28, 2014

  • miryam

    New to this meet up thing to...looking forward to this

    January 28, 2014

  • Alia M.

    Sorry Guys wont be coming to this one i went and saw this last weekend, wonderful exhibition though hope you all enjoy it.

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • Humaira S.

    yes Im so there!

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Aicha

    Looking forward to it

    2 · January 10, 2014

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