Publications

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is committed to preserving and propagating knowledge. Publications are a vital tool in this quest. By the middle of 2006 the museum had published 16 books, covering a wide range of topics. Most of these publications are catalogues of exhibitions, although books of a more general nature are now being produced. The aim is at all times to support the work of the museum and to improve visitors enjoyment. We welcome comments on our published material.

Islamic Bookbinding

Author: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM145.00 *20% discount during the exhibition period Size : (W)24cm X (H)29cm Year : 2017 ISBN No : 978-983-2591-14-6 Pages : 204 Islamic Bookbinding is dedicated to highlight the development of the binding tradition in the Islamic world. Over 70 bindings from the collection of the Islamic Arts […]

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Introduction to Islamic Arts – Calligraphy: The Collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Author: Dr Heba Nayel Barakat, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM65.00 Size : (W)26cm X  (H)29cm Year : 2016 ISBN No : 978-983-2591-13-9 Pages : 112 Introduction to Islamic Arts – Calligraphy: The collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia presents in four sections some of the most important historical developments, artistic trends as well as selected masterpieces […]

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Dala’il al-Khayrat: Prayer Manuscripts From The 16th To 19th Centuries

Author: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM98.00 Size : (W)26cm X  (H)29cm Year : 2016 ISBN No : 978-983-2591-12-2 Pages : 180 In conjunction with the “Dala’il al-Khayrat: Prayer Manuscripts From The 16th To 19th Centuries” exhibition, IAMM is proud to announce the latest addition of its publications that will enhance the experience and knowledge about these […]

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The Holy Month of Ramadan: A Visual Celebration

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM 98.00 Size : 26 x 29 cm Year : 2015 ISBN No : – Illustration : Pages : 344 The month of Ramadan is the world’s most widespread fast and the most important month in the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims around the globe […]

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Symbols Of Power And Beauty: The Collection Of The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Author: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM120.00 Size : 24 cm X 29 cm Year : 2015 ISBN No : 978-983-2591-11-5 Illustration : Pages : 220 Islamic Arms and Armour, being part of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia collection, represents the finest and most exquisite form of art produced in the Islamic world. Despite […]

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Mosques of the United States of America: The Dar Al Islam Mosque and Complex In Abiquiu, New Mexico

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM25.00 Size : 26.5 CM X 29.5 CM Year : 2014 ISBN No : 978-983-2591-07-8 Illustration : Pages : 79 This publication, in general is to provide an overview of the history of mosque architecture in the United States of America with a particular emphasis on the […]

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Al-Qur’an: The Sacred Art of Revelation (VOL.II)

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM 245.00 Size : 24.5 x 30 cm Year : 2014 ISBN No : ISBN 978-983-2591-09-2 volume II Illustration : Pages : 376 Al-Qur’an: The Sacred Art of Revelation displays 74 outstanding Mushafs from the collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. They range in time from […]

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Al Hajj: The Malaysian Experience

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM50.00 Size : 15 cm X 22 cm Year : 2013 ISBN No : 9789832591054 Illustration : Pages : 180 The catalogue of the exhibition, Al Hajj: The Malaysian Experience, provides stories of early Malay pilgrims and Tabung Haji’s presence throughout Malaysian pilgrimage in modern times. It […]

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Nun Wa Al Qalam: Contemporary Muslim Calligraphy

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM 120.00 Size : 26 x 29 cm Year : 2013 ISBN No : 978-983-2591-06-1 Illustration : 310 Pages : 246 The exhibition and accompanying catalogue, entitled ” Nun Wa Al Qalam: Contemporary Muslim Calligraphy” A collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia presents the enigmatic and […]

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The Timeline of Islamic Civilisations: Featuring the collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Author : Dr Heba Nayel Barakat Price : RM25.00 Size : 16 cm x 20 cm Year : 2012 ISBN No : 9789832591023 Illustration : Pages : 62 The Timeline of Islamic Civilisations (featuring the collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia), provides a brief overview of Islamic civilisations from the time of the Orthodox […]

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Tradition and Continuity: Woven and Decorated Textiles of the Malay Peninsula

Author : Price : RM98.00 Size : 26 cm x 29 cm Year : 2013 ISBN No : 9789832591030 Illustration : Pages : 192 Sumptuous textiles have always held special significance in Malay culture, as they uphold long-standing traditions and play central roles in ceremony and ritual. Much has also been said of their beauty […]

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Lasting Impressions: Seals from the Islamic World

Author : Dr Annabelle Teh Gallop & Dr Venetia Porter Price : RM 120.00 Size : 240 mm x 290 mm Year : 2012 ISBN No : 978-983-44696-9-6 Illustration : Pages : 199 Islamic seals were the namecards of their day. In early Islamic societies a seal presented the image a person wished to project […]

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Formation of a Nation: A Photographic Flashback

2Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM 95.00 Size : 26 cm x 29 cm Year : 2012 ISBN No : 978-983-44696-8-9 Illustration : Pages : 129 In conjunction with 55th Merdeka and 49th Malaysia Day celebrations, the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and the National Archives of Malaysia proudly present a photography exhibition […]

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Ann Dunham’s Legacy: A Collection of Indonesian Batik

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM 75.00 Size : 26 cm x 29 cm Year : 2012 ISBN No : 978-983-44696-7-2 Illustration : Pages : 110 When Ann Dunham moved to Indonesia, she became captivated by batiks and the lives of batik makers. As an anthropologist, she worked to improve the lives […]

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The Essence of Iznik

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM15.00 Size : 6″ x 6″ Year : 2011 ISBN No : 978-983-44696-6-5 Illustration : Pages : 97 The art of the Iznik potter has been admired for centuries, occupying a unique status among Islamic ceramics. Although the Ottoman Empire’s ceramic supremacy lasted little more than a […]

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Jewels without Crowns: Mughal Gems in Miniatures

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM 135.00 Size : 9.5″ x 12″ Year : 2010 ISBN No : 9-789834-469641 Illustration : 120 Colour / 56 BW Pages : 159 India and gemstones are inseparable. Among the Subcontinent’s most prolific patrons of the jewelled arts were the Mughal emperors, whose adornments dazzled visitors […]

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Practical Conservation: Our guide to caring for your treasures

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM 49.00 Size : 7.5″ x 9.5″ Year : 2009 ISBN No : 9-789834-469634 Illustration : 88 colour Pages : 199 Different climates present different conservation challenges. Tropical conditions are among the most challenging of all. Although collectors care about their artefacts as much as museums do, […]

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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia – Vol II

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM 245.00 Size : 10″ x 13″ Year : 2009 ISBN No : 978-983-43211-9-2 Illustration : 385 Colour Pages : 403 This volume commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Since it was founded, the collection has grown enormously. The museum itself has also […]

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En Route to Mecca: Pilgrims’ Voices Throughout the Centuries

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM 68.00 Size : 6″ x 8.5″ Year : 2009 ISBN No : 9-789834-469627 Illustration : 38 Colour / 22 BW Pages : 168 (bilingual) Accompanying the exhibition ‘En Route to Mecca: Pilgrims’ Voices throughout the Centuries’ is a publication that provides an informative look at this […]

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Jewellery of the Islamic World: An Introduction

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM15.00 Size : 6″ x 6″ Year : 2009 ISBN No : 978-983-44696-0-3 Illustration : 47 Colour Pages : 79 Of the many different arts of the Islamic world, jewellery is among the least researched. This is partly due to the scarcity of early material and also […]

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Divine Inspiration – Seven Principles of Islamic Architecture

Author : Nisreen Moustafa Price : RM 90.00 Size : 11″ x 12″ Year : 2008 ISBN No : 983432118-X Illustration : 114 Colour / 34 BW Pages : 160 Divine Inspiration – Seven Principles of Islamic Architecture explores the relationship between Muslims and their beliefs, manifested in the built environment. Just as Islam embodies […]

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Faith and Power: Women in Islam

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM 85.00 Size : 11″ x 8.5″ Year : 2008 ISBN No : 9834321161 Illustration : 51 Colour / 2 BW Pages : 120 Confounding the expectations of many observers, Muslim women have occupied positions of power for as long as Islam has existed. These roles range […]

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Beyond Orientalism – How the West was Won over by Islamic Art

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM 75.00 Size : 9.5″ x 7.5″ Year : 2008 ISBN No : 9789834321178 Illustration : 132 Colour / 7 BW Pages : 240 Global interest in the Islamic world has reached a high point in recent years. At the same time, the influence of Islamic art […]

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Malay Manuscripts: An Introduction

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM15.00 Size : 6″ x 6″ Year : 2008 ISBN No : 983432115-4 Illustration : 35 Colour / 5 BW Pages : 87 The written word has always been at the apex of art in the Islamic world. This is no less true of the Malay world, […]

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Neither East Nor West: The Lafayette Collection: Asia in the Age of Monochrome

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM125.00 Size : 10″ x 12″ Year : 2007 ISBN No : 9789834321123 Illustration : 45 BW Pages : 143 The meeting of East and West is as relevant today as when Rudyard Kipling wrote his widely misunderstood poem on the subject. This volume – and the […]

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Merdeka 50: A Celebration of Malaysian Art

Author : Dr Zakaria Ali Price : RM 80.00 Size : 11″ x 11″ Year : 2007 ISBN No : 983432113-0 Illustration : 88 Colour Pages : 280 ‘Merdeka 50: A Celebration of Malaysian Art’ is a spectacular gathering of Malaysian artists in commemoration of Malaysia’s fiftieth year of independence. Sixty-seven renowned artists offer us […]

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A Common Thread: Ikat of the Islamic World

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM15.00 Size : 6″ x 6″ Year : 2007 ISBN No : 978-983-43211-4-7 Illustration : 35 Colour / 3 BW Pages : 80 Ikat is one of the main methods of resist dyeing, which has been practised for millennia in different parts of the world. It requires […]

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Abrbandi: Ikats of Central Asia

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM99.00 Size : 9.5″ x 11.5″ Year : 2006 ISBN No : 983-40845-8-7 Illustration : 284 colour, 23 b&w Pages : 192 This publication from the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia accompanies the first exhibition of its type in Southeast Asia. Silk ikats are among the most vibrant […]

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Spice Journeys: Taste and Trade in the Islamic World

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : SOLD OUT Size : 6″ x 6″ Year : 2006 ISBN No : 983-40845-9-5 Illustration : 35 colour Pages : 80 Islam is as closely tied to trade as it is to hospitality. Spices and aromatics provide unlimited opportunities for both activities. Since the time of the […]

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Al-Qur’an: The Sacred Art of Revelation

Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : SOLD OUT Size : 9.5″ x 11.5″ Year : 2006 ISBN No : 9834321104 Illustration : 198 Colour, 19 BW Pages : 283 Al-Qur’an: The Sacred Art of Revelation examines the many facets of the Qur’an. Through the miraculous words of Allah, the Qur’an inspires and guides […]

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The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Guide Book

Title : The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Guide Book Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM9.90 Size : 6″ x 6″ Year : 2005 ISBN No : 983-40845-6-0 Illustration : 54 colour Pages : 72 The Guidebook to the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia provides an overview of a young and dynamic institution. The […]

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The Message & the Monsoon: Islamic Art of Southeast Asia

Title : The Message & the Monsoon: Islamic Art of Southeast Asia Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM110.00 Size : 9.5″ x 12″ Year : 2005 ISBN No : 983-40845-7-9 Illustration : 167 colour, 24 b&w Pages : 239 Southeast Asia was part of the most important trade route the world had […]

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Mightier than the Sword

Title : Mightier than the Sword Author : Dr Venetia Porter & Dr Heba Barakat Price : RM150.00 Size : 10″ x 13″ Year : 2004 ISBN No : 983-40845-4-4 Illustration : 210 colour Pages : 231 ‘Mightier than the Sword’ is a collaborative effort between the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and the British Museum. […]

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Rhythm & Verses: Masterpieces of Persian Calligraphy

Title : Rhythm & Verses: Masterpieces of Persian Calligraphy Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM90.00 Size : 10″ x 12″ Year : 2004 ISBN No : 983-40845-5-2 Illustration : 320 colour Pages : 185 pages In this highly original publication, Dr Heba Nayel Barakat explores the brilliance of Persian single folios. These […]

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Beyond Boundaries: Tents of the Islamic World

Title : Beyond Boundaries: Tents of the Islamic World Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM65.00 Size : 12″ x 11″ Year : 2003 ISBN No : 983-40845-1-x Illustration : 107 colour, 32 b&w Pages : 133 This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition “Beyond Boundaries – Tents of the Islamic […]

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Between Eden & Earth: Gardens of the Islamic World

Title : Between Eden & Earth: Gardens of the Islamic World Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM195.00 Size : 10″ x 12″ Year : 2003 ISBN No : 983-40845-2-8 Illustration : 165 colour Pages : 224 A book that explores the history and philosophies behind the greatest Islamic gardens. In a visual […]

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Al Kalima

Title : Al Kalima Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM70.00 Size : 9″ x 12″ Year : 2003 ISBN No : 983-40845-3-6 Illustration : 122 colour Pages : 170 Al Kalima offers a fresh look at the intrinsic beauty of the Word of God. In this approach, the art of calligraphy secures […]

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The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia – Volume 1

Title : The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia – Volume 1 Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM150.00 Size : 10″ x 13″ Year : 2002 ISBN No : 983-40845-0-1 Illustration : 210 colour Pages : 280 Featuring details from the museum’s inception to its construction, this book provides a comprehensive presentation of the […]

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Islamic Arts of India

Title : Islamic Arts of India Author : National Museum of New Delhi, India & Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia Price : RM75.00 Size : 10″ x 13″ Year : 2002 ISBN No : 983-2591-00-7 Illustration : 196 colour Pages : 213 Compiled by the curators of the National Museum of New Delhi in partnership with […]

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The Art of Living

Title : The Art of Living Author : Ovidio Guaita Price : RM150.00 Size : 10″ x 12″ Year : 2001 ISBN No : 9789834038519 Illustration : 172 colour, 51 b&w Pages : 172 A publication by Italian photographer and architecture historian Ovidio Guaita, “The Art of Living – Residential architecture of the Islamic World” […]

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