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William Greenwood


Art historian, museum consultant and writer.

Astrolabes were the computers of the 10th century, mapping the stars and completing complex calculations. Art historian William Greenwood shows us how they work.

11 October, 2018

Despite religious rulings, the acceptability of human and animal depictions has varied throughout Islam's 1400 year history.

26 July, 2016

The Jameel Prize shows that artistic traditions rarely ever die out entirely; rather, they evolve and adapt to the ever-shifting needs and desires of those who consume them.

10 June, 2016

The first in a series of articles looking at Islamic art and the material culture of an area stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

31 May, 2016