Love and war go hand-in-hand at museum
El Heri – At a new private museum in Lebanon a contemporary sculpture of a mortar missile is displayed alongside millennia-old statues.
Named after the Mesopotamian god of wisdom, the Nabu Museum opened last month to showcase the cultural wealth of a region devastated by conflict.
Its inaugural exhibition includes 60 contemporary works, as well as about 400 antiquities from Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Yemen.
The collection sits in a futuristic cube of steel, coated with a rusty orange patina. –