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Oleg Grabar in Afghanistan, 1973

Oleg Grabar Honored in Qatar

Oleg Grabar (1929-2011), Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, was awarded the 2010 Chairman's Award by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in ceremonies held in the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. The award was established to honor achievements that fall outside the scope of excellence in architecture for which their main award is given, and is made in recognition of the lifetime achievements of distinguished architects and academics. It has been presented on only three previous occasions. Grabar was cited in acknowledgement of the valuable contributions he has made to the study of the Islamic world’s architectural evolution, from the early Islamic period up to the present. You may view the awards ceremony here. The Chairman's Award is presented beginning at 36:13 on the video.


November 24, 2010
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