Khalili Research Centre Fund

Subject Area: Art and Material Culture of the Middle East
Chair: Professor Jeremy Johns
Administrator: Tricia Davies

Previous Awards:

  • This Fund supports the Khalili Research Centre only

Regulation

§ 191. Khalili Research Fund

[Made by Council, 4 December 2003]

1. The benefaction of £1,581,600 from the Khalili Family Foundation (‘The Trust’), together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Khalili Research Fund (‘the Fund’).

2. The benefaction shall be recognised in the title of a new Centre, The Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East (‘the Centre’).

3. Of the initial benefaction of £1,581,600, the sum of £155,600 shall be spent on the salary and support costs of a computer technician in the Centre over a period after an appointment is first made to that post (which period is anticipated to be in the region of five years).

4. The University shall retain the balance of the Fund as permanent endowment; and shall apply the net income towards the provision of suitable accommodation for, and the support of, teaching and research in Islamic art and archaeology in the University.

5. The Centre shall be run as part of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, by a Director and a Management Committee appointed by and answerable to the Board of the Faculty (‘the Board’).

6. The Management Committee shall comprise the following:

(1) the Director appointed under Regulation 5 above (‘the Director’);

(2) the Keeper of Eastern Art in the Ashmolean Museum or that Keeper’s nominee;

(3), (4) two members of the Board, appointed by the Board;

(5) a person appointed by the Sub-faculty of Archaeology;

(6) a person appointed by the Modern History Board;

(7), (8) two members of the Sub-faculty of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, appointed by the Sub-faculty;

(9) a student member reading for a graduate degree related to Islamic art and archaeology, appointed by the Board; and

(10), (11) two representatives of the Trust.

7. The Board shall consult with the Trust before the appointment of each new Director, request the views of the Trust in writing, and give due consideration to any views received within a period of twenty-eight days after the making of the request.

8. In consulting with the Trust over the appointment of any candidate as Director and prior to making such an appointment, the Board shall take into account the suitability of that candidate in relation to the aims and purposes of the Centre.

9. These Regulations may be amended by Council, subject on each occasion to the written agreement of the Trust.

Standing Order

Committee of Management for the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East

(a) The benefaction from the Khalili Family Foundation, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Khalili Research Fund, and shall be recognised in the title of a new Centre, The Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East (‘Khalili Research Centre’). Of the initial benefaction, a specified sum shall be spent on the salary and support costs of a computer technician in the Centre over a period after an appointment is first made to that post, and the net income of the fund shall provide suitable accommodation for, and the support of, teaching and research in Islamic art and archaeology in the University. The income shall be administered by the Faculty Board of Oriental Studies and shall be managed by a Management Committee comprising the following: (1) the Director; (2) the Keeper of Eastern Art in the Ashmolean Museum or that Keeper's nominee; (3), (4) two members of the Board, appointed by the Board; (5) a person appointed by the Sub-faculty of Archaeology; (6) a person appointed by the Modern History Board; (7), (8) two members of the Sub-faculty of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, appointed by the Sub-faculty; (9) a student member reading for a graduate degree related to Islamic art and archaeology, appointed by the Board; and (10), (11) two representatives of the Trust. Those members of the Committee not serving ex officio shall normally serve for a period of three years and may be re-elected.

(b) The Centre shall be run as part of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, by a Director and a Management Committee appointed by and answerable to the Board of the Faculty.

(c) The Board shall consult with the Trust before the appointment of each new Director, request the views of the Trust in writing, and give due consideration to any views received within a period of twenty-eight days after the making of the request. In consulting with the Trust over the appointment of any candidate as Director and prior to making such an appointment, the Board shall take into account the suitability of that candidate in relation to the aims and purposes of the Centre.

(d) The Chair of the Committee shall be the Director of the Khalili Research Centre ex officio, who shall normally serve for a period of five years, and may be re-elected. The committee shall meet at least once in each term and shall report to the Faculty Board of Oriental Studies at the second meeting in each term. A summary of the accounts of the Khalili Research Fund shall be reported to the Board annually.

(e) The committee of management of the Khalili Research Centre shall have power to make rules, in consultation with the Committee of Curators of the Oriental Institute, for the use of the Research Centre and to allocate rooms within it. Three offices [Treadwell, Johns and vice Raby] and one teaching room shall be allocated by the committee of management of the Khalili Research Centre to teaching and research staff of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

(f) The committee of management of the Khalili Research Centre will appoint an administrator to undertake the day-to-day clerical and financial administration of the Institute, who will be located in the Centre. The annual cost of administration and upkeep (including cleaning, heating and lighting) of the Centre shall be defrayed from the income of the Khalili Bequests. The Director of the Khalili Research Centre will be responsible for the day-to-day practical administration of the space occupied by the Centre. The Administrator of the Khalili Research Centre or his/her deputy shall act as secretary to the committee of management.

Committee Members

  • Professor Jeremy Johns
  • Dr Andrew Topsfield
  • Professor Edmund Herzig
  • Professor John Baines
  • Dr Lukas Schachner
  • Dr Catherine Holmes
  • Professor James Allan
  • Dr Luke Treadwell
  • Professor Doris Abouseif
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