Museum of Arab Culture, Nuremberg
The Nuremberg Museum of Arab Culture...
...will be opened within the next years. Until then the association Arabisches Museum Nürnberg e.V. aims to present cultural relations between the Orient and the Occident by various events and exhibitions.
The inaugural exhibition "Medicine Unites"
took place in 2009 in the Old Town-Hall of Nuremberg and in the city's Museum of Natural History. In 2010 our exhibition
"Coffee - from Arabia to the world" could be seen in the Deutsches Hirtenmuseum Hersbruck.
The next exhibition is prepared in co-opera-
tion with the German Railway Museum in Nuremberg in October 2011 under the title
"Caravans – Trade Routes between Orient
The Idea and Aims of the Museum of Arab Culture
As a Centre of Arab Culture the project will be more than a classical museum. It intends to promote mutual understanding by distributing knowledge about the heritage coming from the Arab World to Europe. Equally, it is meant to promote dialogue for a constructive inter- cultural exchange and sustainable economic relations between the two neighbouring regions. A lively programme of performances, events and exhibitions on thematic content, which will be later sections of the planned house, support these aims.
Europe has in the past very much profited from the contacts with the Arab world. In Germany and other European countries there is a lack of information about the huge variety and prosperity of Arab culture – and about the inputs of Arab culture into the European civilisation. This ignorance, however, can cause anxiety, prejudices and misunderstanding. Furthermore, the concentration of media reports on violence in some Arab countries has a negative effect on the image of the Arab world as a whole. The events and exhibition policy of the institution intends to counteract the prejudices and misunderstandings and to give a broad, realistic picture of the Arab World in the past and the present and of the Arab heritage in Europe.
Since July 2010 there is co-operation with the international consultancy Cultural Innovations, London for professional advice.
Further information about the planned institution
The project is supported by the Regional Office
for the Non-Governmental Museums in Bavaria.
Museum and Centre of Dialogue
Financing and Sponsors
Most of the today known horse breeds descended from the Arab thoroughbreds.
Also the windmills in Spain were an Arab heritage.
Did you know that…
…already in the 7th century A.D. the first windmills stood in Arabia?
Whereas the oldest windmill in Europe was only mentioned in 1105.