The sovereign ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah, UAE, Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, has issued a grant to restore and modernize the Gibran Khalil Gibran Museum in the Lebanese town of Bcharre.
The grant aims at preserving and restoring art pieces, ranging from photographs to manuscripts, books, and paintings, in addition to providing the museum with the latest display technologies.
The grant, which will run for over five years, is part of a series of initiatives by the ruler to recognize culturally-valuable institutions in the region and the world.
The Gibran Museum Committee revealed that the grant will be used to print a selection of Gibran Khalil Gibran’s works, namely The Prophet, Broken Wings, Twenty Drawings, and The Final Dwelling, as well as the release of a new documentary.
The committee also explained that the museum will benefit from equipping a reading room and facilitating public access to information about the exhibitions.
Just last week, HOOQ announced that five paintings of Gibran Khalil Gibran will be featured for the first time as NFTs.