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Oman: Insights to unknown Arabia (2001 to 2004)

Painting and photography of contemporary Omani and German artists with information panels on the culture and society of the country, and accompanying lectures.

The exhibition was organized by Georg Popp, Secretary General, and Alex Moll, Culture Advisor, of the German Omani Association.

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The project was produced in cooperation with the German Volkshochschulverand (Alliance of adult education programs), Oman's Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Muscat, and various companies in Oman and Germany. Between June 2001 and July 2004 the exhibition was displayed in 15 cities.

The closing exhibition took place in the Foreign Ministry in Berlin July 5-17, 2004.  This presentation at the Foreign Ministry was also the first official appearance of the Omani Embassy in Berlin after its move here. It was opened by Ambassador Ahmed Al-Hinai, and in attendance were four Omani artists who traveled here for the occasion.

The German Omani Association supported the exhibition financially to the extent of DM 15,244 in 2001, EUR 6000 in 2002, and EUR 6000 in 2003.

Under the aegis of his His Excellency Ahmed Al-Hinai, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, the exhibition was shown in the following cities:

Nuremberg, Cologne, Hamburg, Lindau, Landshut, Saarbrücken, Dessau, Bildungsstätte Gut Haferkorn Bockelwitz, Wiesbaden, Bonn Bad Godesberg, Hagen, Bottrop, Solingen and Berlin

Media coverage of the exhibition included 19 newspaper articles, 2 radio reports, and 2 news stories on local television stations.