• Collectors Club


The MIA Islamic Art Collectors Club provides a venue for private collectors to come together, to explore ideas and learn more about conservation, research, display of objects, collections management, and ethical issues relating to collecting - and for collectors to have a chance to share thoughts and talk about issues related to collecting.

The Club is open to collectors who focus on the visual arts of Islamic civilisations.

The Club gathers at MIA Library on a regular basis to fulfill the purpose as stated above.

The Club is open to all collectors of Islamic art, as a MIA public programme.

The Museum of Islamic Art will not promote objects belonging to private collectors.

The Club is not a venue to promote the sale, acquisition, or lending of individual items or collections.

Private collectors participating at the Club should follow both the ICOM code of ethics and 1995 UNIDROIT Convention rules relating to collecting. These can be found at the following links:

ICOM Code (PDF) on stolen or illegally exported cultural objects:


and the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects


The Museum of Islamic Art does not provide valuations, appraisals, or condition reports for private collections. Collectors may not bring their individual objects or collections to MIA.

Collectors may request advice from MIA Library or other appropriate staff in researching and caring for the objects in their care, at the museum’s discretion.

MIA does not provide conservation services to the public.