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The Blue House was built in the 1920s by workers from Jordan’s Circassian community for Ismail Haqqi Abdo, a former governor of Akka in Palestine. In 1994, it was renovated by Darat al Funun to accommodate more exhibition spaces, a hall for lectures and film screenings. Architect Khammash added a distinctive Circassian porch during the restoration. Its front courtyard surrounding a fountain forms part of Darat al Funun’s café.
Founded in 1988, six historical buildings, with an archaeological site in the garden. Collection of art of the Arab world, international exhibitions, events, experimental projects, artist residencies, book publisher, etc.