This 12-foot-tall Syrian mural travelled 10,000 kilometres to get to the Aga Khan Museum

This 12-foot-tall Syrian mural travelled 10,000 kilometres to get to the Aga Khan MuseumThis Saturday, the Aga Khan Museum unveils its newest exhibition, Syria: A Living History, a collection of art and artifacts from across the globe that stretches 5,000 years into the country’s past. As one of the first major international art shows to focus exclusively on Syria, it offers Canadian audiences first looks at paintings, sculptures and objects from private collections and major institutions like the Louvre and Met.

One of the show’s highlights is Deluge: The Gods Abandon Palmyra, a 12-foot-tall mural by contemporary Syrian artist Elias Zayat that arrived in a crate from Syria last week. We shadowed the team in charge of its installation to find out what went into getting the piece out of the box and onto the wall.

Read more at the source: How the Aga Khan mounted a 12-foot-tall mural from Syria – torontolife.com. By Vibhu Gairola, Photography by Giordano Ciampini, October 13, 2016

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