His Highness Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Programme for Islamic Art and Architecture

Subject Area: Islamic Art and Architecture
Chair: Professor Mark Smith - Chair of Faculty Board
Administrator: Tricia Davies

Previous Awards:

  • This Fund is to support the Professor in Contemporary Islamic Studies only

Regulation

§ 3. His Highness Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Programme for Islamic Art and Architecture

1. The benefaction from the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development which comprises £1,164,500, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall create a new and permanent programme for Islamic Art and Architecture, under the aegis of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, to be known as the 'His Highness Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Programme for Islamic Art and Architecture Fund'.

2. The University shall retain all of the benefaction as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the fund towards the support of this Programme.

3. The His Highness Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Programme for Islamic Art and Architecture shall promote research and scholarship in Islamic Art and Architecture, and exchange between the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies.

4. The application of the income from the administration of the Fund held on behalf of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall be the responsibility of a Board of Management comprising:

(1) the Chair of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies or his or her representative;

(2) the Director of the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East of the Faculty of Oriental Studies;

(3) the Ieoh Ming Pei Professor in Islamic Art and Architecture;

(4), (5) two members appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies;

(6) one member appointed by the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies.

5. The Board of Management of the His Highness Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Programme for Islamic Art and Architecture Fund will report annually to the Faculty of Oriental Studies and to the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies on the Programme and its activities.

6. Regulations 4 and 5 may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Divisional Board, establish the His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Programme for Islamic Art and Architecture, under the aegis of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.]

Standing Order

(51) HH Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Programme for Islamic Art and Architecture (B___)

The Programme shall promote research and scholarship in Islamic Art and Architecture, and exchange between the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies. The application of the income shall be the responsibility of a Board of Management comprising:

(1) the Chair of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies or his or her representative;

(2) the Director of the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East of the Faculty of Oriental Studies;

(3) the Ieoh Ming Pei Professor in Islamic Art and Architecture;

(4)-(5) two members appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, appointed for three years in the first instance, renewable thereafter;

(6) one member appointed by the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies.

The Board of Management of the His Highness Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Programme for Islamic Art and Architecture Fund will report annually to the Faculty of Oriental Studies and to the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies on the Programme and its activities.

Any such part of the endowment that is not required to meet the costs of the Programme shall be applied to the promotion of the study of Islamic Art and Architecture. The committee shall be empowered to make grants of up to £600 provided that such grants are reported to the next meeting of the faculty board. For grants of over £600 the committee shall submit recommendations for the faculty board’s approval.

Committee Members

  • Professor Mark Smith
  • Professor Jeremy Johns
  • Professor Oliver Watson
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