Training Workshops on Handicrafts Threatened by Extinction

Within the framework of its strategy aiming at reviving  and protecting traditional industries, the Ministry of Tourism  in cooperation with  the Syrian National commission for UNESCO, recently launched training workshops on handcrafts threatened by extinction. The workshops were launched within the project of the National Program for Sustainable Development of handicrafts.

The training workshops, which will last till May 27, are being held at the handicrafts market shops in Takiyeh al Sulaymaniyah and at the glass market in Bab Sharqi area.

Syria, Russia to Produce Film Entitled 'Palmyra'

Syria and Russia are due to start shooting a film entitled 'Tadmour' [Palmyra] by the end of this year in accordance with an agreement signed today in Moscow between the Syrian 'Shaghaf' Company and the Russian 'Pro-line Media' Company.

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the film  is the first joint production between Syria and Russia and it will be screened by the end of 2019.

The agency quoted Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky as saying: "We are happy because our Syrian partners will participate in shooting the film…The current events in the Middle East are important for the whole world as the international peace has become fragile and the responsibility has become now bigger than ever."

India Cultural Days in Damascus

DAMASCUS, (ST)- In consolidation of the Syrian-Indian cultural ties, the Syrian Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the Indian Embassy in Damascus on Sunday opened the India Cultural days at the Opera House in Damascus.

 The activities of the event started with opening a photo exhibition  in which some photos depicted the spiritual values and meaning of the Himalaya Mounts in the Indian culture while some others identified Indian antiquities, temples and monuments. The opening ceremony also included folkloric dance, musical; and theatrical performances and an exhibition of handicrafts of which India is famous.

Syrian Female Visual Artists Link Past with Present in Art Exhibition

Some 30 Syrian female visual artists of different generations have linked the past with the present in paintings featured in an art exhibition opened Wednesday in al-Assad House for Culture and Arts in Damascus.

They retrieved the circumstances during which they drew paintings acquired by Ministry of Culture for decades. 

"For many years, Syrian artists have contributed to development  of visual art in the country," Deputy Minister of Culture Tawfiq al-Imam said during the opening ceremony of the exhibition, adding that the presence of female artists in the current circumstances proves Syrian women's steadfastness in confronting the terror war being waged on the country.

Female Artists in Sweida Depict Syrian Woman's Situation during Crisis

Three female artists in Sweida city have depicted situation of Syrian woman during the foreign-backed terror war on Syria in 30 art works featured in an art exhibition opened Monday in the culture center in the city. 

The exhibition comes within the continuous cultural activities being held in the city and it reflects its residents' adherence to their civilization in confronting the Takfiri thinking, according to Sweida Governor Amer al-Ashi, who attended the opening ceremony of the activity.