Who Is She

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Specialist in Islamic Art and Cultural Documentation
Heba Barakat

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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.


History of Islamic Art
History of Islamic Architecture
Cultural Documentation
Arabic Manuscripts
Islamic History
Miniature Art
Information Systems for Arabic Manuscripts
Pigment Analysis

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