Museum Of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art is considered to be the largest Islamic art museum in the world which houses more than 100,000 Islamic artifacts that were collected from various locations around the globe. The concept of establishing an Islamic arts and antiquities museum is traced back to the rule of Khedive Ismail; the idea became a reality during the rule of his son, Khedive Tawfiq in 1881. The museum was erected as a small building in 1892, which has since been moved. The name was officially changed from House of Arab Antiquities to the Museum of Islamic Art in 1951. The collections of the Museum of Islamic Art date to the beginning of the Islamic era in 7th century AD to the end of the 19th century AD. The Museum is located in Cairo, Egypt, in Bab Elkhalq square since December 28, 1903.