Islamic Art


2010 saw the opening of a new wing of the Louvre Museum in Paris, entirely dedicated to the enchanting and mysterious world of Islamic Art. This 3-part of 1 Minute in a Museum , the now familiar trio of Rafael, Mona and Nabi enter into an unfamiliar world of very ancient arts which has influenced so much of our Western art and way of life.

Still curious, still questioning, still children, the three discover carved wooden friezes from 15th century Egypt, decorative plates from 10th century Iran, astrolabes showing the way to Mecca, together with horoscopes and amazing bracelets to wear on your arm or ankles — a fabulous collection of treasures which provokes wonder, ever more questions and that now famous trio's usual repartee!