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Turkish Cultural Figures Detained Amid Government Crackdown on Freedom of Expression - Artforum

The National Museum of Damascus, the largest museum in Syria with one of the most important collections in the Middle East, partially reopened on Sunday, reports The Independent. The institution closed in 2012 when the country's ancient artifacts were ...

Highlight: Damascus' nationwide museum opens for guests after 7-year conflict - Infosurhoy

As the situation has become better and safer in the country, the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums in Damascus opened the gates of the museum, more specifically the sector of the Classical Era, which is almost half of the museum, while ...

Syria's National Museum reopens its doors after 6 years of civil war - CBC.ca

When the Syrian Civil War threatened the capital of Damascus in 2012, authorities at Syria's National Museum had to act quickly to protect more than 300,000 artifacts. For six years, the museum has remained empty, until this week when it finally ...

Syria's National Museum Reopens Doors in War-Scarred Damascus - The Epoch Times

DAMASCUS—Syria's National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again on Oct. 28, seven years after war forced them to close and months after the government recaptured all rebel areas near the capital. The only part of ...

AAMD Announces Partner Museums in Internship Program for Underrepresented College Students - Artforum

The National Museum of Damascus, the largest museum in Syria with one of the most important collections in the Middle East, partially reopened on Sunday, reports The Independent. The institution closed in 2012 when the country's ancient artifacts were ...

Arts Professionals Respond to Far-Right Brazilian President Elect Jair Bolsonaro - Artforum

He has also made controversial comments on the devastating fire that destroyed over twenty million historical objects in Rio de Janeiro's National Museum in September. In an interview with the Associated Press, he said: “It caught fire already. What do ...

Trump Nominates Mary Anne Carter to Lead the National Endowment for the Arts - Artforum

The National Museum of Damascus, the largest museum in Syria with one of the most important collections in the Middle East, partially reopened on Sunday, reports The Independent. The institution closed in 2012 when the country's ancient artifacts were ...

Week in Review: Syrian National Museum Reopens and La Sagrada Familia Fined $141M - Hyperallergic

Venice museums have reopened after the worst flood in a decade devastated 75% of the city, rising over five feet high. The Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, the Prada Foundation, the Architecture Biennale, and the Fondazione Musei Civici Veneziani were all ...

Joan Mitchell Foundation Releases Workbook to Support Artists with Estate Planning - Artforum

The National Museum of Damascus, the largest museum in Syria with one of the most important collections in the Middle East, partially reopened on Sunday, reports The Independent. The institution closed in 2012 when the country's ancient artifacts were ...

National Museum of Damascus were opened for the first time in seven years - The Kozweek

In Syria for the first time in seven years, was reopened for visitors to the national Museum of Damascus. It contains a unique exhibits of world culture – according to experts, this collection of antiquities is not in any Museum in the world, reports ...

Knight Foundation Awards $20 Million in Grants to Detroit Cultural Institutions - Artforum

The National Museum of Damascus, the largest museum in Syria with one of the most important collections in the Middle East, partially reopened on Sunday, reports The Independent. The institution closed in 2012 when the country's ancient artifacts were ...

Reopening of Jordanian-Syrian border seen as sign of normality - Irish Times

The reopening of Syria's border with Jordan and the national museum in Damascus are seen by Syrians as signs of normality after seven years of civil conflict and proxy warfare among international and regional powers. The Russian defence ministry's ...

Forced to Close by Civil War, the National Museum of Damascus Re-Opens Its Doors - History News Network (HNN)

In 2012, the National Museum of Damascus packed up thousands of precious artifacts and ferreted them away to secret locations, where they would be safe from the fallout of Syria's brutal civil war. Now, more than seven years since the conflict began ...

Syria's National Museum reopens as government claims 'Damascus has recovered' - Lonely Planet Travel News

At the museum's opening event, Syria's minister of culture told reporters: “The opening of the museum is a genuine message that Syria is still here and her heritage would not be affected by terrorism. Today, Damascus has recovered.” Not all sections of ...

Syria's National Museum Opens After 6 Years of Civil War - Egyptian Streets

Six years after the Syria's national museum's closure due to the civil war, which has engulfed the country and lead many to seek refuge elsewhere, the internationally acclaimed museum partially opens its doors to visitors once more. ... Syria has a ...

Former Metropolitan Museum Director Thomas P. Campbell to Head the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - Artforum

The National Museum of Damascus, the largest museum in Syria with one of the most important collections in the Middle East, partially reopened on Sunday, reports The Independent. The museum closed in 2012 when the country's ancient artifacts were ...

On Her Way Out, Merkel Calls for Gender Equality in the Arts - Artforum

The National Museum of Damascus, the largest museum in Syria with one of the most important collections in the Middle East, partially reopened on Sunday, reports The Independent. The museum closed in 2012 when the country's ancient artifacts were ...

AP: Syria reopens National Museum closed for 6 Years by civil war - Tornos News International Edition (press release)

AP reports from Damascus that Syrian officials, foreign archeologists and restoration specialists attended the reopening ceremony of the Syria's National Museum in the heart of Damascus on Sunday, more than six years after the prominent institution was ...

Syrian Bishop: Damascus national museum reopens, a step towards reconstruction - AsiaNews

Damascus (AsiaNews) - The reopening of the national museum in Damascus has an "important significance" for the whole country, because it seems to testify that "we see the end of this great crisis" in Syria even if many steps "still need to be taken ...

Spotlight: Damascus' national museum opens for visitors after 7-year war - China Economic Net

A visitor takes a photo in the National Museum of Damascus, Syria, on Oct. 28, 2018. The National Museum of Damascus re-opened its gate to visitors for the first time in several years on Sunday. (Xinhua/Ammar Safarjalani). The National Museum of ...

The National Museum of Damascus is a large museum in the heart of Damascus, Syria. The most popular part of the museum is the 2nd century AD Dura-Europos synagogue.

National Museum of Damascus
المتحف الوطني بدمشق
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The façade, which was the gateway to Qasr al-Heer al-Gharbi
National Museum of Damascus is located in Damascus
National Museum of Damascus
Location in Damascus
National Museum of Damascus is located in Syria
National Museum of Damascus
Location in Damascus
Established 1979
Location Damascus, Syria
Coordinates 33°30′45″N 36°17′24″E / 33.512572°N 36.290044°E / 33.512572; 36.290044

The National Museum of Damascus (Arabic: المتحف الوطني بدمشق‎‎) is a large museum in the heart of Damascus, Syria. The most popular part of the museum is the 2nd century AD Dura-Europos synagogue.