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|Thursday, 13 November 2008 16:30|
The Museum of the IES operates with the main objectives of "preserving cultural and historical objects for the present and future generations, and providing continuous assistance to researchers."
Major sections :
The Museum consists of five sections.
2.Art Gallery: In the art gallery are displayed icons, crosses, (some dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries) , church wall paintings, Islamic calligraphy, and folk paintings. The section also houses photographs of imaginative stele structures, fascinating rock-hewn churches, towering castles and lofty mosques.
3.Ethno-Musicological:The Ethno-Musicological Collection is located in a distinct section on the second floor of the IES building. Its main objective is to collect, record and preserve all kinds of Ethiopian musical instruments, which include the Begenna, Kerar, Massenko, Washint, Embilta, Malaket, Kabaro, to mention only a few.
4.Philatelic:A fine collection of Ethiopian postage stamps dating from 1894 to 1969 was generously donated by Ivan Adler from Sweden. The Ethiopian Ministry of Posts has kindly donated more recent issues. There is a near future plan to expand displays and we are working on it.
5.Ethiopia CAN Center: This center is opened recently by the CAN (Culture African Network) to exchange culture between African. The purpose of the center is to record and document painters, musicians and artists in the country and exchange with other CAN countries and serves as a center for research in the area and learning place
|Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2008 19:12|