On the occasion of X Anniversary of Barcelona Declaration, The Discover Islamic Art Virtual Museum has opened its 'doors' to visitors from all over the world when the project goes live at midnight tonight 8 December with the launch of its Permanent Collection.
Under the MWNF umbrella, 17 museums from 14 countries have joined forces in what has been an unprecedented collaboration of over 120 curators to create a collection of 1,235 exhibits.
www.discoverislamicart.org presents the Islamic heritage of the Mediterranean basin, alongside the collections of Islamic art hosted by the participating museums, within a virtual environment. Visitors to the site will be able to view objects from various museums in relation to each other, as well as placing them in context with the monuments and archaeological sites from which they originated.
This programme is co-financed by the European Union under the Euromed Heritage programme.
Visit www.discoverislamicart.org from midnight tonight.