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Sharjah Calligraphy Museum

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Sharjah Calligraphy Museum

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Hans K wrote a review Feb 2020
Zurich, Switzerland143 contributions70 helpful votes
This small museum is located in the middle of the "Heart of Sharjah", a village built in the old arab style which includes Cafés, Restaurants, Souks and workshops. Apart from a few older and very precious works of various artists from Turkey and Syria, the special exhibition "Music of Letters" shows works of the Iranian calligrapher Bahman Panahi who lives in Paris. A rather modern approach to calligraphy which is fascinating. Walking around in that village is also a pleasure.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Manish K wrote a review Sep 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,970 contributions239 helpful votes
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The Sharjah Calligraphy Museum is one of the 4-5 museums located in the heart of Sharjah and of the ones I visited, I was the least impressive. To begin with, the museum is in a rather nondescript building and the receptionist was out, having locked the place when I visited. After 10 minutes, he opened the place on his return and I was able to enter. The museum has a hall and a few small galleries, showing examples of Islamic calligraphy in different scripts. Some of the calligraphy items were really beautiful. However, it was difficult to escape the feeling that these were just a collection; there was nothing really to stimulate interest in the art of Islamic calligraphy. Inside, the lighting was limited and facilities too were few. The receptionist seemed to be the only member of staff; there should at least be an audio guide service or an actual guide to explain more about the displays. Not really worth it even with a low entrance fee of AED 5. I was out within 20 minutes.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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TheTallBlonde wrote a review Sep 2018
Berlin, Germany116 contributions56 helpful votes
It’s a bit hard to find. Look for the Sharjah Biennale wall posters. Tickets are 10 Dhs. You may get a complimentary bottle of water. Most of the exhibits are quite new but give you a good basic introduction to arabic script. It’s a bit smaller than in 2008 but still enjoyable.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Ripwalk wrote a review May 2018
Elkhart, Indiana656 contributions186 helpful votes
If you like Islamic calligraphy then this is a don't miss place. All around the museum there are smaller shops where very expensive are also for sale. Great place.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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HPG wrote a review Feb 2018
Schwerin, Germany18 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a small museum, just a court yard and another room, which expands to about triple the size, when there is a special exhibition. When I visited, luckily, there was a special exhibition, introducing a living master of calligraphy. Both the Special Exhibition and the Permanent Exhibitions were fascinating, illuminating - each in its own way - the beauty of Islamic scripts and writing. This museum may well be something for the connaisseur, but also for everybody: you might find out that - unknown to yourself - you are a lover of Calligraphy after all.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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