By Dr. Filiz Çakir Phillip for Newsweek
The devastating civil war in Syria has captured the world’s attention. In response to this, the Aga Khan Museum is offering a world premiere exhibition that tells a different side of Syria’s story, one that reminds us of the artistic achievements and cultural diversity of both ancient and present day Syria.
The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto has created an unprecedented collaboration with seven of the world’s most prestigious private collections and institutions—including the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Atassi Foundation in Dubai, the Berlin State Museums, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto—to bring together works that will be exhibiting together for the first time in this landmark project titled Syria: A Living History, which opens this October 15.
As co-curator, I am honored to be part of the creation of such an important exhibition. With this project, we hope that people will gain a better appreciation of Syria’s priceless contributions to the world’s heritage over the ages and in turn, better understand the urgency of securing an immediate resolution to the ongoing conflict.
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