Heritage on display: Lok Virsa showcases Islamic calligraphy

About 100 pieces have been put on display at the exhibition that will continue till July 28.

News Desk July 26, 2014

An exhibition of Islamic calligraphic art opened at National Museum of Ethnology, popularly known as the Heritage Museum, Shakarparian on Friday, said a press release.

Speaking on the occasion, National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage or Lok Virsa, Executive Director Shahera Shahid praised the work of the eminent calligraphers and congratulated them on putting up a fine display.

The calligraphers whose work has been put on display include Azeem Iqbal, Khawaja Muhammad Hussain, Imran Tahir, Younas Roomi, Syeda Ayesha Bukhari and Sara Azeem.

Almost hundred pieces of calligraphy have been showcased in the exhibition.

The executive director said that Pakistan had a rich tradition of calligraphy, which needed to be projected. Lok Virsa has already established a 3-dimensional cultural display on calligraphy at Heritage Museum focusing on its historical growth over the years.

She said that in the current wave of extremism and war against terrorism, cultural activities like the exhibition could play a vital role in educating the masses about Pakistan’s indigenous heritage.

“Lok Virsa is a specialised institution dealing with research, collection, documentation, preservation and dissemination of Pakistan’s traditional culture,” she said.

The exhibition will continue till July 28 from 10am to 4pm.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2014.


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