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The story is told of Paul and Colleen Nance in their three decades in Arabia and assembling the art collection on continuous display in the United States located at Lone jack, Missouri. The Nance Museum's art and artifacts are from traditional Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries. They brought together the largest and most diverse collection on continuous display in the United States, located at Lone Jack, Missouri. Included are a Bedouin tent completely outfitted, the towns Arab and focus on the coffee ceremony, costumes, jewelry, wood, basketry, metal straw, natural and early objects, original paintings and lithographs of ancient monuments of the Middle East. Special exhibits are developed each year to focus on themes such as Hofuf and the Ancient Caravan Routes of Central Arabia, The Orientalists, Jerusalem, Saudi Children's Artwork, The Silk Road and its Connection with the Middle East. Over a million and a half persons have seen a portion of the collection throughout the United States.
The book describes living and working in and the importance of Saudi Arabia, the development of ethnic gardens depicting early civilizations to give a world view to the setting of the museum, 230 illustrations, the museum as a resource center, reflections over the past fifteen years of the museum's operation as well as extensive Appendices of chronologies, donors, guests, publicity, outreach locations, a Glossary of Arab terms, bibliography and index.
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For teachers, we have developed lesson plans to use with the book. Contact us at the Nance Museum, P. O. Box 292, Lone Jack, MO 64070, or telephone 816-697-2526 for information. This is also the contact to arrange for visit to the museum.From the Back Cover:
"Few Americans have left their impress on such a wide public scale in their efforts to build cultural bridges-by means of art and artifacts-between the Arab and Muslim world and the United States. Arabs, Muslims and America itself are in Paul Nance's debt: no one who visits the Nance Museum will think about the Muslim and Arab people in the same way again." --ISMAIL I. NAWWAB, author, editor, and former professor and oil company executive
"After having had the privilege of seeing the Nance accomplishments in Saudi Arabia and at the Nance Museum in Missouri, It was not a surprise to me that this book is indeed a unique and truly superb work." --DAN MACMASTER, President Emeritus of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
"Paul Nance, an ex-Aramco executive who spent his career life in Saudi Arabia, has devoted his retirement to introducing the American people to the Arab and Muslim culture through the Nance Museum. In writing this book, he is continuing to work to promote a better understanding between the two cultures." --ABDELAZIZ AL HOKAIL, Executive Vice President, Saudi Aramco
"As has been often said, The only thing longer than a shadow that one can leave behind is an institution which endures and enlightens others. Paul Nance has helped build just such an institution-a lasting monument to intercultural understanding. Read it to appreciate the fascinating story behind the visionary creations of a one-of-kind museum for learning about Arabs and Muslims through art and artifacts. Reread it to know why Nance is many people's hero." --JOHN DUKE ANTHONY, President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
". . . an extraordinary exhibit not to be found elsewhere. The Nances have done the U.S. a service." --BRIDGET & JIM BURKART, U. S. Foreign Service Officers
". . . A national treasure." --JUDY S. MOODY, Executive Director, International Relations Council of Kansas City
". . . May be Missouri's best kept secret." --BECKY CURRY, Elementary School Teacher, Warrensburg, MO
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Book Description Nance Museum 1999-04-10, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. In Full Color. 0967145457 Folio Sized. BRAND NEW! In Protective Shrinkwrap! A Hardcover with Dustjacket in NEW, pristine condition. We ship all orders with delivery confirmation!. Seller Inventory # ND3-188
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