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Calling all UK- and Ireland-based professionals who care for collections of Islamic Art and material culture. Dear Colleagues, The newly-established Subject Specialist Network (SSN) for Islamic Art and Material Culture would like to invite you to participate in the Islamic Mapping Project. This important and wide-ranging survey aims to gather, for the first time, comprehensive data on the contents and locations of public collections of Islamic art and material culture around the UK, however large or small. Through this survey we also hope to identify the types of support that may be needed among all collections, but especially those with limited resources, staff, or specialist curatorship. This will help the SSN identify areas of need, allowing us to develop targeted workshops and seminars which will support museum professionals working with collections that include Islamic art and material culture. Results of the survey will be published on the SSNís new website (to be launched in 2014), where a dedicated series of pages will present the information gathered about collections around the country. So, if fully assessing your institution's collection of Islamic art and material culture has long been on the 'To Do' list, now is the moment to engage with the community of Islamic art specialists nationwide by completing this questionnaire. To find out more and to participate in this unique effort to map all public Islamic collections in the UK, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent a unique link to the survey questionnaire. Support with filling in the questionnaire and assistance with identifying any Islamic material in the collections you work with is readily available by contacting the same address. Best wishes, The SSN Committee ------------------- Jenny Wright Researcher, Subject Specialist Network for Islamic Art and Material Culture Phone: 01223 503682 Mobile: 07934 747553 Skype: islamicmappingproject Email: email@example.com --