Syrian exhibit at Aga Khan Museum aims to give ‘glimmer of hope for the future’ | CBC News

Nasser RabbatAga Khan Museum hosts 1st major showcase spotlighting Syria since civil war began

Excerpt: Rola Mustafa, who came to Canada a year ago and now helps newer Syrian refugees settle here, felt the show will help her share the accomplishments of her country’s past.

“People in Toronto will be able to come and see for themselves and get to know the culture and the civilization of Syria,” she said.

Kahtan Alizouki, who has been in Canada for five years, noted that while “there are people at risk every day, Syrian artifacts are quite important for saving the memories of those people.”

Aga Khan Museum director and CEO Henry Kim said in a statement, “We hope that a better appreciation of Syria’s priceless contributions to the world’s heritage over five millennia will add urgency to the efforts to bring about peace and reconciliation in that country.”

Source: Oct 15, 2016. By Nigel Hunt, CBC News

 

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