School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
In 1989 a significant endowment was granted to establish The Khalili Chair of Islamic Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, with the provision of a further grant in 2003 for the refurbishment of the Khalili lecture theatre. In the early 1990s, the Khalili Foundation was responsible for securing £10million to build the Brunei Gallery at SOAS. The Brunei Gallery has since become one of London’s preeminent art and culture venues.
The Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London
University of Oxford
A significant endowment was granted to the University of Oxford for the establishment of the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East. It was opened by the Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord Patten, in July 2005. The Khalili Foundation has continued its support for the Centre, notably with another substantial donation in 2011. A further endowment was granted to the University of Oxford for a Research Fellowship in Islamic Art.