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HRH Princess Wijdan Receives Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts

17-Jan-2017 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 5945
HRH Princess Wijdan Receives Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
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AMMAN – Her Royal Highness Princess Wijdan bint Fawwaz Al Hashemi received HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts to discuss future plans to develop the Gallery with projects, programs and activities. 

Princess Wijdan briefed Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh on the establishment and development of the Gallery since its inception in 1979 to date, its goals in organizing and exchanging exhibitions with international galleries in the United States, Europe and Arab states with the view of  introducing Jordanian, Arab and Islamic arts to a wider audience, in addition to the various activities including seminars, lectures, conferences, festivals and workshops within the Kingdom and participation in international art conferences and symposiums.

Her Highness explained that the Gallery had started with a collection that of less than 50 works of art, which has increased now to 3000, noting that exhibitions had been organized by the Gallery in cooperation with artistic institutions in the US and Europe mainly the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Geneva Museum of Art and History, and the Harvard Semitic Museum.

For his part, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stressed his support for the activities of the Gallery, pointing out that art is considered the food of the soul, as art has always addressed itself to the human consciousness just as it also expresses the values of beauty in the universe. 
 
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