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AKDC Staff looking at archive selections

AKDC@MIT offers a variety of services to support the study of material and visual culture in Muslim societies writ large. Our services include:

Research assistance

We support the teaching and research of the history and theory of architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation, as well as the practice of architecture, in Muslim societies. Contact us for research assistance or for instruction in using our resources.

Subject expertise

AKDC staff offer expertise across various academic disciplines, as well as Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship, and the study, documentation, and preservation of material and visual culture across Muslim societies.

We have compiled a research guide, Art & Architecture of the Islamic World.

Collection access

AKDC@MIT is open to the MIT community and the public 10:00 – 4:00 (EST), Monday through Thursday, or by appointment. Selections of our collections are available online via Archnet and in MIT Libraries’ DOME.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for in the online collections, please contact us and we’ll help you find relevant materials.

Image reproductions

We offer high-resolution reproductions of many images for educational and scholarly use and for publication. Please contact us for more information.

Materials donation

We welcome the donation of relevant materials and collections. Contact AKDC for more information.


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