The Barakat Trust


The Barakat Trust supports the preservation and study of the art, architecture and culture of the Islamic world for future generations.

We do this by funding students, academic research, publications, digitisation schemes, conservation, archaeology, conferences and other projects and by raising awareness through public engagement activities aimed at generalist and specialist audiences of all ages.

We are an international non-political, non-religious charity based in the United Kingdom. Since our establishment in 1987, we have supported over 700 projects in 40 countries.

We have established a physical presence in London last year for the first time. Since then, we have strived to promote the culture of the Arab and Islamic worlds to UK audiences –often through mutually-beneficial partnerships. Such initiatives are helping to challenge misconceptions and foster a common understanding among people of different backgrounds.