Dr. Yasser Tabbaa, a prominent scholar in Islamic art and architecture, donated his teaching collection of 35mm slides to the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT in the summer of 2015. Particularly pertinent to events of today, Dr. Tabbaa’s collection documents many of the monuments damaged or destroyed in recent conflicts, including those in Iraq and Syria. His images and notes will be used in the continuing effort of AKDC to substantiate and record the loss of cultural heritage throughout the region.
Please note: This collection is under development and digitization of Dr. Tabbaa's slides is ongoing. Images will be made available as soon as possible. If you need specific images from this collection, please contact AKDC directly.
(Sharon C. Smith, 8 October 2015)