Museography and organisation: LIN’ART / Lina López
Exhibition curator: Mohamed Bachir
Furûsiyya Art Foundation Collection
● Exhibition design.
● Museography/Scenography design and implementation (museographic route, room ambiance, showcases, lighting, signage and graphic design).
● Logistics (transportation, insurance, loan contract).
‘Treasures of knights in the land of Islam’ is an exhibition composed by more than 400 objects of Islamic knighthood (helmets, sabers, swords, daggers, shields, armor, etc.), which date from the VIIIth to the XVIIth centuries from a large territory ranging from Spain to India.
Most of these objects were chosen according to their rarity, their historical interest and their aesthetic quality. Apart from their functionality, thanks to the diversity of their manufacturing techniques, the elegance of their shapes and the richness of the materials used, such as splendid precious stones (sapphire, ruby, emerald) or gold inlays, Are real precious objects.Through this collection, one can not only appreciate the technical and material aspect of the objects, but also the fighting techniques of the Islamic Knight that have evolved over more than ten centuries. Though we can understand the exemplary nobility and conduct of this chivalrous model. For the Muslim knight fights in the name of Allah to defend or propagate his faith, as well as Knights of the Round Table or those of the Order of Templars fighting in the name of Christ.
The weapons, armor and clothing of the Islamic Knight occupy an important place in the general production of the Islamic arts, and also bear witness to the intellectual, religious and artistic movements of the epochs and regions traversed.