Wednesday, 30-11-2005, Ramallah
The event in Ramallah took place in the morning at the Cultural Palace of the Municipality of Ramallah, where a huge panel reproducing the homepage of the Virtual Museum has been installed on the podium. The solemn ceremony began with the Palestinian hymn followed by a message of Prime Minister Ahmad Quri' (Abu Ala'a) who was represented by the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Mr Ziad Al-Bandak. The list of the about 100 participants included the Minister of Culture, members of previous governments, representatives of the diplomatic corps, representatives of all major cultural institutions and of Birzeit University as well as numerous journalists. Several radio and TV channels broadcasted interviews with the members of the Palestinian team. The international press was represented by two German journalists from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The presentation of the Discover Islamic Art Permanent Collection was followed by a virtual visit of the Palestinian Exhibition Trail Pilgrimage, Sciences and Sufism – Islamic Art in the Westbank and Gaza.
Venue: Ramallah Municipality, Cultural palace
Organiser: Ministry of Tourism