Hajj certificate (detail). 17th–18th century AD. Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art (Khalili Family Trust).

Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam

The Hajj or the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is the pilgrimage that every Muslim must make at least once in their lifetime if they are able. This major exhibition at the British Museum, London charts the history of this spiritual journey.  Read More

Jesper Kurt-Nielsen

Jesper Kurt-Nielsen

In-charge of Libraries and Archives, National Museum of Denmark. I am in charge of the libraries and archives in the National Museum of Denmark, Ethnographic Collections. I have a MA in museum ethnography and a BA in history and art history. I have been educated as a web developer and have been an officer in […]  Read More

National Museum of Denmark

National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark is the largest museum of cultural history in Denmark. It covers Danish history, from prehistory until modern times. Besides the Danish collections, an important part of the museum is its ethnographic collection.  Read More

Sarawak Museum Department, Malaysia

Sarawak Museum Department, Malaysia

The Sarawak Museum, Malaysia, was established by Charles Brooke the Second Rajah in 1860, thanks to the influence of the great naturalist, Alfred Russell Wallace.   Read More

Busan Museum, Korea

Busan Museum, Korea

The Busan Museum was first opened in 1978. Its collection contains important artefacts that showcase the character, history and culture of Busan from prehistoric times to the present age.   Read More

Terengganu State Museum, Malaysia

Terengganu State Museum, Malaysia

The Terengganu State Museum, Malaysia, was established in the year 1976. The history of the museum begins with the discovery of the Terengganu inscription stone in Kampung Buloh, Hulu Terengganu by Syed Hussein Ghulam Al Bukhari in the year 1902. This was to be an iconic artefact for the new museum.   Read More

The Puppet Museum, Portugal

The Puppet Museum, Portugal

The Puppet Museum (Museu da Marioneta) is the first and only Portuguese museum solely dedicated to the interpretation and dissemination of the history of puppets and puppet theatres.   Read More

Museum Aan de Stroom, Belgium

Museum Aan de Stroom, Belgium

Antwerp, Belgium, is a city on a river with a port. For centuries, it has been a meeting place and a place of cultural exchange. The Museum Aan de Stroom has collected the evidences of these exchanges, using them to tell new stories: stories about the city, the river and the port…  Read More

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Lao PDR

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Lao PDR

The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, was launched in July 2007 to promote understanding of Lao PDR’s ethnic diversity and advocate for the survival and transmission of its cultural heritage.  Read More

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