Arts of the Islamic World (AIW) is a virtual museum developed and maintained by Queens College of The City University of New York. It is a not-for-profit secular public education initiative with a mission to reach and educate a wide audience about Islamic culture through its cosmopolitan artistic heritage—over fourteen centuries of cultural expression from across a wide geographical expanse stretching from Europe to Asia.
Through an application of digital technologies to humanities scholarship and teaching, AIW's virtual museum delivers an enhanced understanding of the Islamic world and constitutes a comprehensive online resource.
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