Amir Mohtashemi
 
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Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The ceramics study collection on the top floor is truly inspirational. Newly re-arranged, the vast showcases juxtapose Asian and European ceramics to explain their inseparable influence on each other.

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Tomb of Sir Richard Burton in Mortlake, London

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was one of the first Westerners to travel extensively in the Islamic world. He was a gifted linguist and intrepid explorer who visited Mecca under the disguise of a Muslim pilgrim and secretly drew plans of the sacred inner shrine. His grave monument is modelled on a tent that Burton had made for his travels to Syria.

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Leighton House, London

The house was the former home and studio of the Victorian painter Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). It is a magnificent example of the Orientalist movement in the 19th century and shows how architects and artists were incorporating Islamic decorative elements onto their designs.

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Wallace Collection

This is a hidden gem in the middle of London. In the most wonderful historic town house, the Wallace Collection displays a fabulous collection of Indian, Persian and Turkish arms and armour, ranging from the 15th to the 19th century. The collection is widely recognised as being one of the largest, finest and most important in the U.K. I really enjoy taking my clients here.

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Yousef Jameel Centre, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

By no means the largest collection of Islamic art, the carefully chosen objects are of fantastic quality and beautifully illustrate the history of Islamic art.

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The De Morgan Foundation

One of the most prominent British arts and crafts designers, William De Morgan was highly influenced by Islamic ceramics namely Persian and Iznik pottery.

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William Morris Gallery

Islamic art designs can easily be identified in the patterns developed by William Morris.

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