Brussels / Damascus, 26-05-2008
The declaration of Damascus as Cultural Capital of the Arab World 2008 was the culmination of a long history through which the capital of Syria has steadily remained at the very core of the regional cultural movement since antiquity.
In 2008 Syria provides the world with a magnificent picture of its cultural richness, which combines, in full harmony, the heritage of the past with the aspirations of the future. The programme includes a great variety of events and aims at achieving sustainable development through activities that will also secure continuation after this exceptional year.
The Agreement signed with MWNF heralds the publication of the Arab edition of the thematic guide for the Syrian Exhibition Trail “THE AYYUBID ERA – Art and Architecture in Medieval Syria” as well as the creation of an access point to the “Discover Islamic Art” Virtual Museum at the National Museum Damascus.
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