Celebration of International Archives Day

DATE June 9, 2013
PLACE Arab Center for Architecture and other archives institutions, Beirut
FUNDER / SPONSOR European Union / Heinrich Boll Foundation

All over the world, and for the first time in Lebanon, archivists came together on June 9 to allow the public to discover the unique heritage that they preserve. In Beirut, the day was celebrated by the Modern Heritage Observatory, which co-ordinated an Open House event, with all partnering institutions opening their doors to the public, offering guided tours and displaying examples from their collections. Participating institutions included the Annahar Information Centre, the Arab Center for Architecture, the Arab Image Foundation, the Fouad Debbas Collection, IRAB Association for Arabic Music, Instituto Cervantes de Beirut, the Lebanese National Library and UMAM Documentation and Research.

The Arab Center for Architecture opened its doors on Sunday 9th of May with guided tours to the center and the collections. Many visitors enjoyed discovering original drawings and documents, as well as photos, books and magazines while drinking coffee on the terrace which offers a stunning 360 degree view on Beirut.

Read more on MOHO website
See the full program of the event [PDF]
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