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Venice looks set to welcome Museum of Islamic Art

By Lucia Guarano | Al Arabiya | 01 Mar 2014

Venice looks set to welcome a new Museum of Islamic Art in the heart of the tourist getaway. The plan is in its decisive stage following a top Italian Government delegation visit to the UAE and Qatar in February during which the initiative was discussed as part of long-term investment in Italy.

Promising to take strides in bridging the cultural divide, the idea was born two years ago, following a vists by the mayor of Venice, Giorgio Orsoni, to the Louvre’s new Islamic Art gallery in Paris.

Museum of Imam Shamil opened in Kaluga

Source : islam.ru | 27 Apr 2013

Memorial room – museum of Imam of Daghestan and Chechnya – the legendary Imam Shamil, was opened in an official ceremony in Kaluga today, REGNUM news agency reports. The event was attended by many guests from Makhachkala, Kaluga, as well as representatives of Dagestani diaspora in Moscow.

First Islamic museum in Australia to open in 2013

Source : Anadolu Agency | 19 Sep 2012

Australia's first Islamic museum will open in the Australian capital of Melbourne in 2013.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency correspondent on Tuesday, Moustafa Fahour, the founder of the Australia Islamic Museum, said that they decided to arise the Islamic art via establishing the museum.

Stating that two and half years back, they began erecting the museum, "Foundation of the building was laid in May 2012. Maronites, Christians, Buddhists and Hindus were attended the ground-breaking ceremony. Works have been proceeding," said Fahour.

Albania constructing massive mosque-museum-garden complex to foster religious harmony

Source : Islam Today
Tirana | 06 May 2011

Albania is constructing a new 27,000 square-metre complex consisting of a mosque, an Islamic centre, and a museum of religious harmony.

First Islamic Museum planned for Australia to be built in Thornbury

Source : Islam Today
Melbourne | 03 May 2011

Australia's first Islamic museum is to be built in Thornbury and will work to dispel stereotypes of the often misunderstood religious minority.

The Islamic Museum of Australia also aims to showcase the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia and abroad. Fascinating stories, interactive displays and exquisite art exhibits will provide an insight into the Australian Muslim experience for tourists, school groups and other visitors.

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