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Artsy Window Special Exhibition: A Glimpse of a Muslim Study Room

Dates:2023/04/25 ~ 2024/05/05
Opening Hours : 10: 00 - 17: 00(Closed on Mondays, open as usual on consecutive holidays, and will be closed until the next day.)
Location:2023/04/25 ~ 2023/09/10 6F Special Exhibition Areas
               2023/09/12 ~ 2024/05/05 7F Special Exhibition Areas

ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ ۗ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ ٱلْقُلُوبُ

“those who believe and whose hearts find comfort in the remembrance of Allah. Surely in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find comfort.”
——Qur’an 13:28

For believers of Islam, this religion is not only a guidance of life and heavens, but also a stabilizing force, along with its theology and teachings, the material cultures of Muslim lands developed a characterized and ubiquitous artistic style, and religious rituals and objects are imbued with specific meanings.

In Islamic culture, Muslims believe in a single Creator who is omnipresent yet formless, without beginning or end. Throughout these artifacts, each is decorated with text or non-figurative patterns, which exemplify the characterized artistic style of Islamic culture. The art of calligraphy, which Muslims are particularly fond of, is also an accumulation of aesthetics over the centuries. With structure and proportions, the letters follow the lines drawn by the tip of the qalam pen to write down verses or prayers.

With the passage of time and the sedimentation of the years, the artifacts that have survived the long river of time have become cultural relics in the museum. The exhibition "A Glance of a Muslim Study Room" will bring the precious artifacts that appeared in the previous Artsy Window Special Exhibition into this exhibition area, providing the audience with a new window for overall appreciation. It is hoped that the knowledge and time will shine through this exhibition, illuminating people's hearts and bringing peace of mind to the audience.