Birmingham Museums would like to thank the following institutions who lent some of the objects displayed in this exhibition and gave permission for the use of their photos:

Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The October Gallery, London

We would like to extend particular thanks to the British Museum for their advisory support and the loan of a significant number of objects.

The artists Soraya Syed (Art of the Pen) and Mohammed Ali (Soul City Arts) collaborated with us on many aspects of this project.

We would also like to thank the following artists for permission to reproduce their works:

Soraya Syed - www.artofthepen.com/

Mohammed Ali (Soul City Arts) - soulcityarts.com/artists/mohammed-ali/

Jila Peacock - www.jilapeacock.co.uk/

Laura Boushnak - www.lauraboushnak.com/

Lalla Essaydi - lallaessaydi.com/

Rachid Koraïchi (Courtesy of October Gallery, London) - www.octobergallery.co.uk/artists/koraichi/

Golnaz Fathi (Courtesy of October Gallery, London) - www.octobergallery.co.uk/artists/fathi/


After the Prophet Muhammad's name p.b.u.h., standing for 'peace be upon him', is often given by Muslims as a mark of respect and is used throughout this exhibition.

Dates cited are shown as 'common era', or CE, as an alternative to AD.

For historical objects dates are also given in accordance with the Islamic calendar.