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In 2011, an old house built in the 1930s by Syrian Abdol Majeed Ajami was restored by engineer Nabil Naouri to become the Headquarters of Darat al Funun. Artworks from The Khalid Shoman Collection are usually on permanent display, and working spaces are offered for researchers studying Arab art.
From its large terrace part of Darat al Funun’s café, the visitor can enjoy a magnificent view. It can be accessed from the upper entrance via Moh'd Ali al Saadi St. The modern façade to the street was designed by architect Sahel al Hiyari in 2005.
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.