Visitors from the other side of the world – calligraphy artist Jan Cahill from Melbourne, Australia, with her spouse visited the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy on Friday, May 19. Jan is a member of the Calligraphy Society of Victoria, who does and teaches calligraphy and also is a regular attendant of various calligraphy related events in various corners of the world.
On April 30 the Kazan Cathedral crypt has seen opening of the exhibition dubbed In The Beginning Was The Word, which features calligraphy artworks and copies of ancient Slavonic manuscripts made by easel graphic and book works department students from Saint-Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design.
April 22nd, a crash course on celebrating lettering was held in the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy. The crash course format allows students to get to know within short timeframes both the theory and practice of a calligraphy skill: in case of lettering, they learned about various kinds of scripts, numerous instruments applied in lettering, the rules of letter arrangement.
The Etihad Museum offers visitors a rich and engaging visual representation of UAE history, from the pavilion to the landscape and the historic Union House. Adding to the fascinating layers of national meaning and symbols, visitors will find that five new calligraphic installations have been introduced to reinforce the museum’s unique identity and celebrate its rich display of the nation’s heritage and culture.