Muslims at Sea: A Journey into the Archive at the National Maritime Museum

Monday, 4 Sep 2017 10:00am to 12:30pm
National Maritime Museum

After the success of last year's National Maritime Museum and Muslim Institute Study Day Lascars: Muslims at Sea, we are excited to announce a similar event on 4 September 2017, to coincide with Eid-ul-Adha.

Muslims at Sea: A Journey into the archive will explore the role of the sea in Britain's long and fascinating relationship with Islam.

Participants are invited to encounter Sinbad the Sailor, pirate queen Sayyida al-Hurrah and English sailors who converted to Islam. Historian Aaron Jaffer will share the highlights of the Museum's collections, from paintings to prints, photographs to ship models. 

Following a tour of the Museum's displays you will get a behind-the-scenes look at other treasures from the archive. Celebrating 70 years of Indian independence, there will be the opportunity to see recently discovered photographs, showing Indian seamen from the 1920s-30s.

Venue: National Maritime Museum, Caird Library & Archive

Tickets: £15 

Click here for further information and to purchase tickets.

(Muslim Institute Fellows can receive a 10% discount on tickets by entering the code MUSLIMINSTITUTE10)