The mobile exhibition, which took place at the Arabian Centre, featured valued displays and paintings, which chronicles the deep-rooted connections and the history of travel and trade between the East and the West.
"Museum Collections Make Connections" saw a huge turnout of families, children and shoppers who demonstrated their appreciation for SMD s experience and highly praised its ongoing efforts in making museum objects accessible to a wider audience and helping them explore interesting facts about the world of travel through the selected museum objects.
On display were Orientalists' paintings portraying the vibrant markets in
During the 19th century, Orientalist artists enriched their artistic experience through their journeys to the East and their artworks enriched and highlighted the Arab region by putting a spotlight on tourism focused on archaeological sites, natural scenery, and daily life.
The museum objects were showcased at the special exhibition, which was organised by SMD from 18-24 May in three locations, including The Higher Colleges of Technology, Sahara Centre in
The exhibition featured exquisite artifacts and paintings on loan from 8
The special exhibition has strengthened SMD's role in implementing its new strategies aimed at taking artifacts and collections beyond the museums halls, to make them accessible and relevant to the public in high-traffic areas and to introduce the public to the 16 SMD museums which span a range of disciplines, including history, science, heritage, art, and the deeply entrenched Arab and Islamic culture of the
On the fringe of "Museum Collections Make Connections", a series of educational workshops focusing on arts, crafts, and
SMD organised the first workshop titled "Decorate your Notebook" at the
While the second science-themed workshop titled, "The Astrolabe" highlighted ground-breaking discoveries by Arab and Muslim astronomers and their role in the evolution of science and various sources of knowledge.
The third workshop, which was held at the
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