Heba Barakat

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Personal information

Title: 

Specialist in Islamic Art and Cultural Documentation

Birthyear: 
1963

Contact information (private)

Personal email address: 
hobarakat@yahoo.com

Contact information (work)

Education

PhD, History of Islamic Art, Institute of Eastern Studies, The Russian Academy of Art, Moscow, 1998.

MA, History of Architecture, Middle East Polytechnic University, Ankara, 1992.

BA, History of Art and Islamic Architecture, The American University in Cairo, 1985.

Competences

History of Islamic Art

History of Islamic Architecture

Cultural Documentation

Arabic Manuscripts

Islamic History

Miniature Art

Information Systems for Arabic Manuscripts

Pigment Analysis

Languages: 

Arabic

English

Jobs

Work history: 

Project Director, CULTNAT, Alexandria Library

Curator, Musem of Islamic Art, Malaysia

Director and Visiting Professor, Department of Acquisitions, Museum of Islamic Art, Malaysia

Participated in a number of civil and developmental projects including the Cairo Ait Improvement Project (USAID) and the First Islamic Manuscript Project (ISESCO)

Lecturer of Islamic History, The American University in Cairo.

Productions and works: 

She has various books and articles to her name English Publications include:

Rhythm & Verses: A Collection of Persian Single Folios, 2005

Mightier Than the Sword: The Beauty of the Arabic Script, 2004

Al Kalima: The Meaning of the Word of God, 2003.

Arabic Publications include: الوزن والأبيات، 2006