Love and war go hand-in-hand at mu­seum

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - SNAPCHAT -

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. –

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