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Exhibition Arab Orthodox Christians, Nationalism and the ‘Holy Land’

From:Fr 03-02-2023
Until:We 31-05-2023
Where:UB (entrance hall and 4th floor) and online

During the turbulence of the period after the First World War, Dutch photographer Frank Scholten (1881-1942) travelled to Palestine with the aim of producing an ‘illustrated Bible’. He travelled first through Italy and Greece in 1920, arriving in Palestine in 1921 where he would stay for two years. While the bulk of his photo collection is images of Palestine, his camera lens gives us a snapshot into modernity in the Eastern Mediterranean, particularly amongst Christian communities.

The online exhibition can be found here.

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