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Thailand’s museum houses Indonesia’s oldest Quran manuscript

Thailand’s museum houses Indonesia’s oldest Quran manuscript

Narathiwat: Indonesia is the largest Muslim country and has a massively rich and impressive religious heritage. However, the oldest manuscript crafted in Indonesia of the Holy Quran, the Muslims’ sacred book, is preserved at the Ahmadiyah Islamiyah Museum in Narathiwat Province, Thailand. And it is in pristine condition. “The manuscript of the Quran was written in 1634 […]

Home, Sweet Home: Bahraini collector turns house into museum

Home, Sweet Home: Bahraini collector turns house into museum

At first blush, when people think of museums, images of illustrious storehouses of art and artifacts rush to their minds. However, the case is different when Hafedh Abdul Ghaffar, a Bahraini, is mentioned. He used his home in Saar in the outskirts of the capital Manama to judiciously preserve the past, with all its glory […]

Spectrosynthesis, the first LGBTQ exhibition in an art museum in Asia

Spectrosynthesis, the first LGBTQ exhibition in an art museum in Asia

2015 was a significant year in the world LGBT movement with a boldening of the “7-colored rainbow”. But that rainbow did not quite reach the Asian continent. Much of Asia was yet unwilling to accept rights of sexual minorities due to objections on the basis of religious and cultural values. And then came May 2017, […]

17 Bahraini artists unveil their works at British Victoria and Albert Museum

17 Bahraini artists unveil their works at British Victoria and Albert Museum

Under the Patronage of Bahrain’s Ambassador for the United Kingdom His Excellency Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the inaugural BAAB exhibition 2016 kicked off in the heart of London in the presence of RT Hon John Whittingdale, Mr. Fahad Albinali, Deputy Head of Mission and Tamkeen’s Chief Executive Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, […]

Beirut Museum of Art reveals official name, BeMa

Beirut Museum of Art reveals official name, BeMa

The name of Lebanon’s newest art institution, Beirut Museum of Art, has revealed its official name. BeMa is spearheaded by The Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon (APEAL), a non-profit organization dedicated to international quality programs that support art from Lebanon and the global art scene. An international architecture competition […]

Egypt restores its Museum of Islamic Arts after two years

Egypt restores its Museum of Islamic Arts after two years

After two years of closing, Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art will officially be inaugurated in April, Minster of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced during a tour of the museum to inspect restoration and rehabilitation works. El-Enany pointed out that the “restoration and the opening of the museum embodies the collaboration efforts exerted on the local and […]

Eight Egyptians face trial over botched restoration of Tutankhamun mask

Eight Egyptians face trial over botched restoration of Tutankhamun mask

Prosecutors referred for trial eight Egyptians involved in a botched repair of the famed golden burial mask of King Tutankhamun for “gross negligence.” “The officials dealt recklessly with a piece of an artefact that is 3,300 years old, produced by one of the oldest civilisations in the world,” a statement by the Egyptian Administrative Prosecution […]

Polish art: Enduring soul of the past

Polish art: Enduring soul of the past

Jan Matejko once said, “Art is a weapon of sorts; one ought not to separate art from the love of one’s homeland.” Though his words might seem hard to accept in our modern age, but they express the true nature of Poland’s art history. Poland went through civil wars, invasions, and the country was divided […]

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