Exhibition SYRIA MATTERS in Doha, opens 23 November 2018

Early images of damage caused by Isil at Palmyra’s Roman theatre after the city was retaken by Syrian and Russian forces in March 2017 Syrian Ministry of Culture, Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums

The destruction of Syria’s heritage over the past eight years is the subject of a significant show due to open at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha later this year. The exhibition, entitled Syria Matters (opens 23 November), aims to explore the country’s centuries-old “extraordinary cultural heritage” against the backdrop of the raging conflict that has seen the destruction of six Unesco world heritage sites under President Bashar al-Assad.