Malta is the first stop for this international touring exhibition which will be on show later this year in Paris at UNESCO’s headquarters and the Arab World Institute, followed by the Weltmuseum in Vienna in 2019 and other prestigious institutions in different European capitals through 2020.
Based on the concept of ‘majlis’ – the traditional space of learning, discussion, dialogue and sharing present in every home in the Arabian Gulf – the exhibition represents the first part of a wider project that seeks to connect people, beliefs and cultures by offering a platform for respectful, yet incisive dialogue.
The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue is organised at the initiative of the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, in collaboration with Qatar Museums, UNESCO Doha, the Qatar National Committee for Education, Culture and Science, and the Office of the President of Malta.
The exhibition is presented under the Patronage of H.E. President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar and UNESCO Malta with the endorsement of Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture.