Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France
January 8 - March 10, 2019

Tuesday - Friday: 10h - 18h
Weekend: 10h - 19h

Cultural Dialogues
As part of the exciting international touring exhibition, we organise a number of Cultural Dialogues.

The first Cultural Dialogue, themed “The Power of Language in Shaping Culture”, will take place in the Institut du Monde Arabe on Tuesday 19 February 2019, at 19:00. Everybody welcome, free entrance.

The Project

The Majlis - Cultures in Dialogue is at the core of an ambitious project initiated by the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum to create a multifaceted forum for respectful yet incisive dialogue that connects people, beliefs and cultures. The exhibition is organized in partnership with Qatar Museums, UNESCO Doha Office and the Qatar National Committee for Education, Culture and Science. It will be presented at various major venues in Valletta, Paris, Vienna and throughout Europe.

The Majlis

A majlis is the social space present in homes throughout the Arabian Gulf. For hundreds of years and up to the present day, it has been a setting for hospitality and dialogue, where families welcome visitors bearing stories and exotic gifts from their homelands, where children learn from their elders, and where communities gather to make decisions, great and small.

For the first time, The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue will offer European audiences the experience of a real majlis. Visitors of the exhibition will be encouraged to sit, listen to stories and exchange ideas with each other and with scholars on what they see, discover and experience in the displays. Each visitor will have a unique experience at the exhibition; the same object will trigger different thoughts and emotions in each individual. The majlis, a space for encounters and the transmission of knowledge, will provide the captivating scene for sharing these experiences. This will be supplemented by organized activities such as panels, interactive films, lectures, storytelling and more.

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“Every artefact on display at #TheMajlisCulturesInDialogue is a part of the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, an eclectic collector who enjoys collecting artefacts that tell stories, symbolic of his passion for knowledge and a desire to celebrate human creativity. #UNESCO”
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“The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue opened up to a great start, hosting more than 200 VIP guests on the 29th of November at the @UNESCO_fr Headquarters in Paris. @post_kees @FBQMuseum #Themajlisculturesindialogue #UNESCO #Paris”
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“Can artefacts tell stories? Every artefact that goes on display at The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue comes with a story to tell. Stories that bind us through its role in history. Tell us which famous artefact holds meaning for you? #Themajlisculturesindialogue #Paris #UNESCO”
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“Tell us how you think our past, heritage and culture can open up a dialogue to bring us together, regardless of where we’re from? #TheMajlisCulturesInDialogue is open to the public starting today until the 14th of December. We want to hear your thoughts!”
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“Culture will help us connect back to what makes us innately human. Listen to the UN Goodwill Ambassador and the Ambassador of Ecuador to Qatar, Ivone Al Baki’s wise words about the power of The Majlis - Cultures in Dialogue. @UNESCO_fr #Paris #UNESCO #Themajlisculturesindialogue https://t.co/7VCFdCUD0C”
“Culture will help us connect back to what makes us innately human. Listen to the UN Goodwill Ambassador and the Ambassador of Ecuador to Qatar, Ivone Al Baki’s wise words about the power of The Majlis - Cultures in Dialogue. #TheMajlisCulturesInDialogue #Unesco #Paris @UNESCO_fr https://t.co/8kP0I39pfr”
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