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23 June 2012 Shaikha Mai received Russian Ambassador

Shaikha Mai received Russian Ambassador Victor Smirnov and discussed the planned visit and means of promoting bilateral cooperation. Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa will visit St. Petersburg, Russia, to attend the 36th session of the World Heritage Commission. The session will discuss adding 38 new sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List, including the "Pearl Route" project, as well as another third site, which is the "Burial Mounds", a site that is expected hopefully to be inscribed on the World Heritage List in the coming years.  

The two sides spotlighted the Tylos Expo, set to be opened at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg early July. The exhibition comes as part of the preparations of the Kingdom of Bahrain to host Manama as the capital of Arab Tourism in 2013. The expo, which includes 400 artifacts dating back to the Tylos era “will then be showcased at the Moscow State Museum of the East.

 Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa signed the agreement on behalf of the kingdom, while Hermitage Museum Director-General Michael Petrovsky, on a visit to Bahrain to attend the Museums' Month, organized on the sidelines of the "Manama as Capital of Arab Culture" 2012 function, signed it on behalf of the Russian side.
Under an agreement signed in May, the mobile Tylos Exhibition, will be showcased at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and then the State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow. On the occasion, Shaikha Mai stated that the agreement testifies to the solid cultural ties bonding Bahrain and Russia, lauding the Russian's Museum's officials' decision to host the Tylos Exhibition next July.


Participation in the 43rd Fine Arts Exhibition Bahrain Map