Wonders of Islamic calligraphy on display at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia


A visitor takes a photo of Jordan-born contemporary artist Nassar Mansour’s 'Huwa II' work (cast bronze, 2017) at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. This sculpture composes a stylistic calligraphy of the word ‘huwa’ which means ‘He’. Photo: The Star/Kamarul Ariffin

If you need a “crash course” exhibition on calligraphy, look no further than Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia’s (IAMM) show An Introduction To Islamic Calligraphy.

The exhibition, featuring a total of 103 artefacts and contemporary paintings from the 7th to 21st century, offers a closer look at one of the most important historical and cultural developments of the Islamic world – calligraphy.

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