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Sharjah Ruler opens ‘Bilad Al Sham Collection’ exhibition

Sharjah: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah today opened an exhibition for rare works from his private collection of art from Bilad Al Sham. The exhibition is being organised by the Sharjah Culture and Information Department Present were H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, senior officials and arts enthusiasts.

Sheikh Sultan toured the exhibition which displays 171 paintings by 30 artists from different European countries. They reflect images of architecture, attires, mosques, churches, caves and life in four of Bild Al Sham countries including Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

A symposium is being held on the exhibition’s sidelines, discussing ‘Orientalism in Bild Al Sham’.