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‘Museums Night’ Highlights Lebanon’s Historic, Modern Faces | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Lebanon’s Soap Museum, el Moutran Street, Sidon. – Ashrq Al-Awsat

Beirut – The Ministry of culture is organizing the 4th edition of “Museums Night” which will kick off on Friday.

This year, the anticipated event will embrace 13 cultural sites in many Lebanese regions offering everyone free entries from 05:00 pm until midnight.

The Ministry of Culture promoted the event on its official Facebook page in an announcement that highlighted names of the 13 museums taking part in this cultural evening, in addition to a map featuring the different regions of these sites including Beirut, Balamand, Koura, and Byblos. The ministry has also announced providing free transport means (buses) for people willing to participate.

Participating Museums

Beirut National Museum , Minerals Museum, AUB Museum, Banque Du Liban Museum, Saint Joseph University Prehistory Museum in Huvelin Street, Villa Audi, Nicolas Ibrahim Sursok Museum – all located in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

Among other participating museums: The Cilicia Museum in Antelias embracing the Armenian people’s memory and telling stages of their arrival in Lebanon. The museum includes many religious treasures reflecting the history of the Armenian Church Catholicosate of Cilicia and the tragedy of its people.

Alita’s Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MACAM) in Byblos, which will participate in the event for the first time exhibiting a rich collection of artworks from the past six decades; this museum was built by an initiative launched by the Lebanese Artist Cesar Nammour and the German researcher Gabriele Schwab, in correspondence with the foundation of Alita’s Foundation of Modern Art. The museum comprises two sections, one dedicated for the Lebanese modern sculpture, while the other features modern artworks.

Other museums held in Balamand and Sidon will also participate in this cultural event and offer people the chance to visit many historical sites.

Noteworthy, artistic and musical activities will also be held in this cultural evening in some museums – one will be held at the Ethnology Museum in Balamand and the other at the MACAM Museum in Byblos.