With the war in mind, Aga Khan Museum looks to the history of Syria | The Art Newspaper

With the war in mind, Aga Khan Museum looks to the history of Syria | The Art NewspaperAs the death toll in Syria continues to rise and with no end to the civil war in sight, a Canadian institution is due to present an exhibition documenting 5,000 years of Syrian heritage.

Syria: a Living History, which opens this month, includes around 50 objects ranging from Mesopotamian artefacts to paintings by contemporary artists, which together reflect the continuity of artistic traditions.

“Syria was one of those topics that we just had to do,” says the museum’s director, Henry Kim, stressing that the war makes the show especially necessary. The exhibition fits the mission of the Aga Khan Museum, which opened in Toronto in 2014. “We’re here to give people a better overview of the arts and culture of the Muslim world,” he says.

More at the source: by David D’Arcy, 15 October 2016, theartnewspaper.com

 

 

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