SHARJAH, 8th November, 2022 (WAM) -- H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has directed to provide a grant to restore the Gibran Khalil Gibran Museum in the Lebanese town of Bsharri, to preserve the collections and renovate the art pieces.
The five-year grant comes within the framework of a series of initiatives by the Ruler of Sharjah to appreciate cultural symbols in the region and the world, and to sponsor institutions that carry noble values.
The museum displays the biography of the international writer and philosopher Gibran Khalil Gibran, and highlights his literary and artistic biography.
The Gibran Museum Committee revealed that the grant of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah will be spent on: printing a selection of Gibran Khalil Gibran's books, namely: "The Prophet", "Magnon", "Broken Wings", "The Twenty Drawings" , "Turn the Pages", and "The Final Dwelling" plus a version - a documentary film.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah inaugurated in 2021 the exhibition "A View of the Soul", which was organised by the "House of Wisdom" in Sharjah, in cooperation with the Gibran National Committee and the Gibran Museum.
The officials of the Museum valued the honour of the Ruler of Sharjah and stressed that such efforts are not strange to His Highness, who is a symbol and a leader in the world in supporting culture and intellectuals, and protecting the legacy of cultural institutions.