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Michigan State University <email@example.com> crossposted from H-IslamArt Current and future exhibitions of Islamic art at the British Museum (John Addis Gallery) include: I: Mezzanine displays 1. Qasr Ibrim: A Fortress on the Nile (10 October 2001 - 31 March 2002). Qasr Ibrim is the only major archaeological site in the region of Lake Nasser to have survived the inundation caused by the construction of the Aswan High Dam without the necessity for relocation. As a result archaeological excavations by the Egypt Exploration Society, begun during the Nubian High Dam campaign in the 1960s, are still continuing. The site has a long history spanning the first millennium BC. The arid conditions of the area mean that the site provides a vast range of artefacts of daily use which are usually extremely rare in archaeological assemblages. The exhibition focuses on the Ottoman period. At that time Qasr Ibrim was a heavily garrisoned fortress, one of the furthest flung outposts of the Ottoman Empire. The soldiers, first occupying Qasr Ibrim in the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent, did so with their families and the exhibition will display a wide range of household items, including furniture, clothing and footwear of leather and palm fibre, as well as children's dolls. A number of objects have been lent by the Egypt Exploration Society. (Jointly organised with the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan). 2. Solomon and Sheba: the Islamic tradition (5 April - 14 October 2002. This coincides with "Queen of Sheba: Treasures from Ancient Yemen in the Hotung Great Court Gallery (6 June - 13 October). Included are objects from the Islamic collection which relate to the story of Solomon and Sheba or Solomon's magical powers. Also displayed will be examples of the Yemeni dagger known as the "janbiya." 3. The Courtauld collection of Vento-Saracenic ware (16 October - 31 March >2002). The Courtauld Institute gallery in Somerset House on the Strand in London has a superb collection of Islamic metalwork only a few examples of which are on display. This exhibition concentrates on their Veneto-Saracenic collection and provides an opportunity to reexamine this group of objects and their European connections.