Exploring Al-Idrisi: map making workshop with Jessica El Mal

Saturday 9 July, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

World Museum Liverpool
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Family workshop for ages 12+.

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival and World Museum Liverpool invite you to get hands on to learn about the maps of 12th Century Arab explorer Muhammad Al-Idrisi. Get hands on and make your own maps using printmaking in this exciting, free printmaking workshop with artist Jessica El Mal.

Al-Idrisi was a explorer and map maker born in Morocco in 1100AD who left his home aged 16 to explore the world. The maps he created are some of the earliest conceptions of the earth being round.

In this workshop we will explore how Al-Idrisi made his maps, and have a go at creating some of our own using a range of techniques such as print making.

Jessica El Mal is a writer, artist and curator based between Marrakech, Manchester and London. Her work often explores the concept of borders, ecology and migration.


Supported by Qatar Foundation International and The Granada Foundation.


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