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Yousef Jameel Digitalization Project

The Yousef Jameel digitization project is recording and digitizing 11,000 artefacts from the collection of the Museum für Islamische Kunst (Museum for Islamic Art). The staff of the project is compiling all important information about the objects including their dating, provenance, materials, and techniques. In addition, various views and interesting details of the artefacts are being photographed.

This collected data made available via the online portal of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin as well as via "Islamic Art Online".

The digitization project aims to make significant parts of the massive and diversified collection of the Museum of Islamic Art accessible to the public.


Project manager: Miriam Kühn
Research associates: Dr. Andrea Becker, Rania Abdellatif
Project staff: Johannes Kramer (photographer), Christian Krug (photographer), Jacqueline Neuner (object manager), Kyrill Radezky (conservator), Michaela Scheffler (image and text editor)
Coordination at the Museum für Islamische Kunst: Dr. Ute Franke, Deputy Director, Prof. Dr. Stefan Weber, Director, Museum für Islamische Kunst
Funding: The Yousef Jameel Digitization Project has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Mr. Yousef Jameel, Hon. LHD, a private sponsor of education, research, and the arts.
Duration: October 2012 to mid-2017