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Drop by Drop, Life Falls from the Sky: Water, Islam and Art



Drop by Drop, Life Falls from the Sky: Water, Islam and Art


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Building on the strong bilateral ties between the United Arab Emirates and Italy,Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has teamed up with Fondazione Torino Musei to launch an exhibition that explores the relationship and the intricate developments between Islam and water in the first ever collaboration between Sharjah and Turin. This joint effort seeks to highlight the common heritage that links Italy to the Arab-Islamic world. 

Scheduled from June 10 until December 11, under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the temporary exhibition titled “Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky. Water, Islam and Art”, will be held at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and will present as many as 120 artworks as part of the five-month long exhibition. 

Water is the essence of life. It has the power to evoke life, birth, motherhood, purity, and, ultimately, death. These values resonate with all cultures of the world; with the deepest needs and aspirations of humanity. In the Islamic lands, the element of water has always played a crucial role not only on the practical level, but also in the religious, spiritual and artistic spheres.

The exhibition’s four sections: The Blessings of Water and Islam, Water and Daily Life, Traditional Hammams and Gardens, collectively illustrate the historical development of the numerous roles played by water in daily life, and represent the artistic embodiment of this element in the shapes and purposes of the Arabic and Islamic arts and artefacts.

Opening Hours:
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Entry Fees to the museum:
Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 5.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 10.00AED

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Date: Da Thursday, June 10, 2021 a Saturday, December 11, 2021

Organized by : Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

In collaboration with : Fondazione Torino Musei

Entrance : Free


Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation