Home / Knowledge / News / Display of Middle Eastern collections in Wirth Gallery
Display of Middle Eastern collections in Wirth Gallery
Jan '08
The Wirth Gallery of the Middle East is a 4,052 square foot (380 square metre) exploration of the civilizations that started in the Fertile Crescent and beyond, including the current day regions of Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen.

The diverse display of more than 1,000 artifacts examines the region's contributions to both eastern and western
civilizations through culture and technology from the Palaeolithic Age to AD 1900.

The gallery comprises five main sections focusing primarily on Arms & Armour, Arts In Life, Documents and Writing, Technology, and Ancient Spirituality & Religion. The gallery also shares a temporary exhibition space with the adjacent Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery to showcase objects from the ROM's Middle Eastern and South Asian collections.

Krzysztof Ciuk, Assistant Curator, Material Culture of Islam, in the ROM's World Cultures department, says, “In creating the new Wirth Gallery of the Middle East, the curatorial team has attempted to illustrate the wide and varied aspects of the history of the lands which, both in the past and presently, remain under cultural and religious influence of the Fertile Crescent, Mesopotamia, and Levant.

Our approach is essentially a thematic one, highlighting a number of fundamental themes, from economic to artistic to spiritual, to examine the diverse peoples and cultures of the Middle East.”

Click here to view more:

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 6th Dec 2016

Garments, yarn export entitlement quota extended for 1 yr

Indian government has extended the export entitlement quota for...

Textiles | On 6th Dec 2016

Cash inflow will revive sales: Textile industry

The textile industry representatives are hopeful of revival of...

Courtesy: SIMA

Textiles | On 6th Dec 2016

Amma gave special attention for textile growth in TN: SIMA

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa paid special...

Interviews View All

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search