Tim Stanley and Salma Tuqan

Curators' Tour

June 8, 2016 / 17:00

Join curators Salma Tuqan and Tim Stanley for a tour of the Jameel Prize 4 exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in partnership with Art Jameel, and in collaboration with the Pera Museum. The tour will offer a unique insight into the works of the exhibition.

About Tim Stanley
Tim Stanley is senior curator for the V&A’s Middle Eastern collection. He was responsible for developing the Jameel Prize and for curating the exhibition that accompanied the first prize in 2009. For the Jameel Prize 2011 and Jameel Prize 3 in 2013, Tim was joined by co-curator Salma Tuqan. Tim has worked at the V&A since 2002. He was responsible for the travelling exhibition Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the V&A (2004–6) and was principal author of the accompanying book. He took the curatorial lead for the Museum’s new Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art and co-authored The Making of the Jameel Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum (2006). He was subsequently lead curator from the Asian Department for the redevelopment of the V&A’s new Ceramics Galleries, which opened in two phases in 2009 and 2010, to house the world’s most important collection of ceramics. He also curated the V&A touring exhibition World Ceramics: Masterpieces from the V&A at its venues in Damascus and Istanbul (2008–9), which was the first major V&A exhibition to travel to the region. Tim was previously deputy curator of the Khalili Collection in London, and he has published widely on Islamic manuscripts and decorative arts and on Ottoman culture.

About Salma Tuqan
Salma Tuqan took up the post of curator in Middle Eastern section at the V&A in January 2011, with responsibility for contemporary art and design. She joined Tim Stanley in co-curating the Jameel Prize. Salma graduated from Cambridge University with a BA in the history of art and is currently pursuing a MA in arts policy and cultural management. She worked at Art Dubai from its inauguration in 2007, as head of artists’ projects as well as artistic director of Contemparabia. She has curated exhibitions at Art Dubai including Desperately Seeking Paradise (2008), in collaboration with Salima Hashmi. She has contributed to many other projects as an independent curator and facilitator, including Palestine c/o Venice at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), Future Movements at the Liverpool Biennial (2010), and the Wind Tunnel Project in Farnborough (2014). She is an active advisory board member of the Arab Image Foundation (Beirut), Bait Muzna Centre for art Film (Muscat), The Khatt Foundation (Amsterdam), Strategic Advisory Panel of the Delfina Foundation (London) and NuMu (Guatemala City) and is a trustee of the Crossway Foundation (London).

Admission: 30 TL  (Free for Friends of the Museum)
Please email 
resepsiyon@peramuzesi.org.tr to book your place.
The tour language is English with Turkish consecutive translation.

In partnership with

Temporary Exhibition

Jameel Prize 4

Jameel Prize 4 exhibition in Istanbul organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in partnership with Art Jameel, and in collaboration with the Pera Museum.

Jameel Prize 4

Paris Without End (1959-1965)

Paris Without End (1959-1965)

In the 60s, Alberto Giacometti paid homage to Paris, the city where he lived, by drawing its streets, cafés, and more private places like his studio and the apartment of his wife, Annette. These drawings would make up his last book, Paris sans fin (Paris Without End). 

Midnight Stories: Hotel of Retro Dreams <br> Doğu Yücel

Midnight Stories: Hotel of Retro Dreams <br> Doğu Yücel

He didn’t expect this from me. And I hadn’t expected that we would decide to get married that day, at that moment. Everything happened all of a sudden, but exactly like it was supposed to happen in our day. We thought of the idea of marriage simultaneously, we smiled simultaneously, blinking and opening our eyes in unison. 

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Medicinal Herbs in Byzantium

Knowledge of plants and the practice of healing are closely entwined. The toxic or hallucinogenic nature of some roots, and the dangers associated with picking them, conferred a mythical or magical character and power.