IRCICA’s calligraphy exhibition at Kazan Kremlin Museum (Tatarstan, Russian Federation) and meetings with the Presidents of Kazan Federal University and Tatarstan Academy of Sciences 10-11 September 2015
An exhibition of Islamic calligraphy prepared by IRCICA was opened on 11 September 2015 at the Reserve Museum of Kul Sharif Mosque in Kazan Kremlin affiliated to the Minsitry of Culture of Tatarstan (Russian Federation).
Ms. Zilya Valeeva, Director of Kazan Kremlin, and Dr. Halit Eren, Director General of IRCICA, jointly opened the event with addresses. The fruitful cooperation that has been going on for two decades now between Tatarstan Government and cultural institutions on one hand and IRCICA on the other was underlined. Director of Kazan Kremlin Ms. Valeeva thanked IRCICA for having brought a valuable collection of calligraphic works for display at Kazan Kremlin; for his part Dr. Eren expressed his appreciation to Ms. Valeeva and the Musuem’s Curator Ms. Nuria Garaeva for the collaboration extended towards this event. He offered to the Museum of Kazan Kremlin a copy of the album of historical photographs of Makkah al-Mukarramah and Madina al-Munawara published by IRCICA.
The exhibition is comprised of 27 calligraphy plates. It will be on display until the end of year.
During the same period, on the eve of the exhibition, IRCICA Director General met with the President of Kazan Federal University Prof. Ilshat Gafurov and the President of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences Prof. Myakzum Salakhov, at their respective offices. The main topic of both meetings was the congress on Islamic Archeology to be organized jointly by: Kazan Federal University through its Institute of History and Oriental Studies, Tatarstan Academy of Sciences through its A.H. Halikov Institute of Archeology, and IRCICA. The congress will be third in IRCICA’s series of congresses on this theme after those of Istanbul (2005) and Islamabad (2011). The third congress will take place in Kazan on 17-18 June 2016.