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Posted On: 13 November 2012 08:26 pm
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:exhib: Art of Travel: Bartholomäus Schachman

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Event Details:


This exhibition will be available for viewing at Al Riwaq Doha Exhibition Space

Entry costs 25QR

Timings (From QMA website):

Sunday - Monday: 10:30 am - 23:00 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:30 am - 17:30 pm
Thursday: 12:00 pm - 20:00 pm
Friday: 14:00 pm - 20:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 20:00 pm

Official Description of the exhibition:

"In a sentence: Art of Travel chronicles a Polish mayor’s journey to the Ottoman Empire in the 16 th
century and the exchange of cultures and ideas that it inspired.

The Art of Travel exhibition introduces visitors to the story of Bartholomäus Schachman – a Polish mayor
who travelled throughout the Ottoman Empire during the 16th century. 100 watercolor miniatures
painted during his travels take visitors on a journey through Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East,
highlight the people, places, and customs he encountered.


Curated by Dr Olga Nefedova, Collections Director of the Orientalist Museum, The Art of Travel is an
exhibition of Orientalist art and history, illustrating the importance of European-Ottoman relations
throughout the 16th century.

The exhibition will introduce visitors to the story of Bartholomäus Schachman (1559-1614), mayor
of Danzig (Gdańsk), and his journey to the Ottoman Empire. A traveller and explorer, art patron and
collector, benefactor and connoisseur, Schachman travelled through Europe, the Middle East and North
Africa between 1588 and 1589.

Following his travels he commissioned an album, dated 1590, consisting of 105 full-page watercolour
and pencil drawings documenting what he saw during his travels. The illustrations depict the costumes
and people of the Ottoman Empire, together with scenes of everyday life, festivals and ceremonies.

The exhibition, shaped and formed around the album, will provide visitors with a fascinating and vivid
view back in time to 16th century Danzig and Istanbul, and the life of Bartholomäus Schachman."

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