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Brief About Sursock Museum in Beirut City Lebanon

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The Sursock Museum, which is officially known as the Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum, is a modern art and contemporary art museum in Beirut, Lebanon.

In 1912, the wealthy and prominent Lebanese aristocrat Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock built the private villa that now houses the museum. He decreed in his will that the villa be transformed into a museum.

 


When he died in 1952, he bequeathed the villa to the city of Beirut.

The museum opened its doors in 1961, directed by Ibrahim M. Beyhum, with an exhibit of works of contemporary Lebanese artists, setting a precedent for cultural events in Beirut.


Brief About Sursock Museum in Beirut City Lebanon

 

Photo by: Hasna Frangieh




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