Business is booming.

Pictorial exhibition highlighting Eritrea’s culture, natural resources and development pace opens here

A pictorial exhibition involving  85 pictures taken during the period 1870 to  1940 highlighting Eritrea’s culture,  natural resources and development pace, opened yesterday at Embasoira Hotel here in the capital.

Asmara, 19 March 2015 – A pictorial exhibition involving  85 pictures taken during the period 1870 to  1940 highlighting Eritrea’s culture,  natural resources and development pace, opened yesterday at Embasoira Hotel here in the capital.

In opening remarks jointly organized by the Cultural Affairs of the PFDJ and Alliance Françoise, Ms. Cecil Antonietti, Director of Alliance Français, explained that the 19th and 20th Century pictures were selected from three albums portraying Eritrea’s image during the aforementioned period. It offers a profusion of ethnic and sociological detail in lively images compiled firsthand by an Italian Royal Navy Officer.

Mr. Jos?-Marie Bel, French ethnologist, historian, architect and artist who first came to Eritrea in 1975 selected the pictures. He pointed out that the exhibition highlights Eritrean culture, tradition and ethnic diversity, and emphasized the need for bequeathing them to future generations.

The exhibition would remain open for two days and is scheduled to be staged in Agordat, Barentu, Dekemhare, Keren, Massawa and Mendefera next month.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More