Wednesday, 30-11-2005, Amman
The Jordanian launch took place in the afternoon at the Al-Hussein Cultural Centre of the Greater Municipality of Amman and was jointly organised by the Friends of Archaeology and by the Department of Antiquities, the two Jordanian partners of the Consortium. The ceremony was chaired by the new Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, who has chosen the launch of the Discover Islamic Art Virtual Museum for his first public appearance as Minister. 125 persons attended the successful event, including representatives from numerous cultural organisations, Universities, NGO's, embassies, Governmental organisations and their guests as well as all Jordanian media (TV and press). On the occasion of the launch many interviews were done with the Jordanian team to explain more about the project and its importance for Jordan. The ceremony was followed by a private dinner hosted by the Friends of Archaeology.
Venue: Municipality of Amman
Organiser(s): Friends of Archaeology, in cooperation with Ministry of Tourism, Department of Antiquities