• Short Summary

    An unusual art exhibition, featuring works by Embassy officials and staff members from around the world, went on show in Amman, Jordan on Friday (15 December, 1972).

  • Description

    1.
    GV Intercontinental Hotel (2 shots)
    0.08

    2.
    SCU INT Chandeliers
    0.10

    3.
    SV & CU PAN Paintings (3 shots)
    0.22

    4.
    SV Mr. Abu Zeid cutting ribbon
    0.34

    5.
    SV & CU Paintings (3 shots)
    0.42

    6.
    SV Abu Zeid and others look at painting (3 shots)
    0.51

    7.
    SV Visitors look at paintings (4 shots)
    1.07

    8.
    GTV People in exhibition hall
    1.12



    Initials BB/1447 PK/PN/BB/1430



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    Background: An unusual art exhibition, featuring works by Embassy officials and staff members from around the world, went on show in Amman, Jordan on Friday (15 December, 1972).

    The five-day exhibition is being held in the Hotel Jordan Intercontinental.

    It was opened by Mr. Salah Abu Zeid, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Jordanian Cabinet, and presented by the Diplomatic Club of Amman.

    Among the contributors were Mr. Dean Brown, Untied States Ambassador to Jordan, Mr. Galvarino Ponce Morel, Charge d'Affaires of Chile, and Mr. Fethi Alpdogan, of the Embassy of Turkey.

    Staff members also contributed from the Embassies of Great Britain, India, Italy, pakistan, Turkey and Brazil.

    The majority of the works of art were not for sale, but two of the higher-priced paintings were "Ortakly Mosque--Istanbul" by Turkey's Mr. Alpdogan, and "Maiden from Balqa", by Mr. Shakar Arabiyet, of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The price on both works was 50 dinars Jordanian (GBP41 Sterling).

    After the official opening, the exhibitions was thrown open to visitors.

    SYNOPSIS: The Jordan Intercontinental Hotel, in Amman, became the site for an art exhibition with a difference, when paintings by Embassy officials and staffs from around the world went on display.

    The five-day exhibition was opened by the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affaire, Mr. Salah Abu Zeid.

    Among the contributors were Mr. Dean Brown, the Untied states Ambassador to Jordan, Mr. Galvarino Ponce Morel, the Charge d'Affaires of Chile, and Mr. Fethi Alpdogan, of the Embassy of Turkey. Staff members also contributed from the Embassies of great Britain, India, Italy, Pakistan, Turkey and Brazil.

    Most of the works of art were not for sale, but two of the higher-priced paintings were "Ortakoy Mosque--Istanbul", by Turkey's Mr. Alpdogan, and "Maiden from Balga", by Mr. Shakar Rabiyat, of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The price on both works was fifty Jordanian dinars.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3VSI4NHS2V5VM61SLMVN7ITY6
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VSI4NHS2V5VM61SLMVN7ITY6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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