Mecca is timeless and ever-changing. The city – symbolic, physical – exists in a rapidly transforming social, urban and political context. Its identity is reconfigured and its history obscured. As its urban reality shifts, so too its status and significance for the global community of Muslims.
Collected over many years, these 100 objects tell the story of a place. Each artefact connects with memories, ideas, symbols, histories. In an attempt to get close to the reality of the place, each piece becomes a voice.