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AUB and Ras Beirut in 150 Years of Photographs

This public photo exhibition, mounted on AUB’s Bliss Street fence from the Main Gate to the intersection at Abdul Aziz Street in May and June 2016, recorded in sumptuous detail the development of the Beirut districts surrounding AUB’s campus since the university was founded 150 years ago.  The images captured the changing landscape, built environment, and personae of Ras Beirut and Ayn Mreiseh.  Many of the photographs included in the exhibition came from private collections and have never been exhibited in public; others were found in institutional photographic archives including the Arab Image Foundation, the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, the J.Paul Getty Museum and AUB’s own Department of Archives and Special Collections.  AUB Press will publish a book based on the exhibition. 

Photo exhibition invitation

For more information:  Maria Bashshur Abunnasr, Project leader.

 Pictures from the opening of the Photographic exhibition


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