'The Majlis - Cultures in Dialogue' exhibition coming at UNESCO HQ

Event date: 29 Nov 2018

Building on the great public response at the recently held exhibition at the Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta - Malta, The Majlis - Cultures in Dialogue, a travelling cross-cultural exhibition that features a collection of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum - a unique assembly of artefacts reflecting the interaction of civilizations in the past while encouraging dialogue in the present - continues its global touring showcase by landing at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on November 29th, before moving to the rest of Europe, US and China.

This diverse cultural exhibition recreates the atmosphere of the majlis-the space of hospitality and dialogue present in homes throughout the Arabian Gulf-offering guests the opportunity to exchange ideas about how much common ground exists between different cultures, and how these commonalities have been expressed in technology, art and culture.

Showcasing an exceptional collection that reflects the beauty that has resulted from centuries of intercultural dialogue, the exhibition aims to drive visitors to sit in the majlis to listen to stories and engage in conversations on what they see, discover and experience in the displays. Objects of great beauty and deep fascination will be seen at the exhibition and will speak to each guest differently, triggering a diversification of thoughts and emotions.

More information on this unique Intangible Cultural Heritage on UNESCO's website, and more information to come about the opening of the exhition!