Culture Minister Opens Adnan Mardambek House for Literature and Arts in Old Damascus
Dec 23, 2012
DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Culture Minister Dr. Lubana Mshaweh opened on Sunday Adnan Mardambek House for Literature and Arts in old Damascus.
During the opening ceremony, Dr. Mshaweh said ”It is a pleasure that we are meeting at this Damascene house which is distinguished for its site, history and stature.”
”It was here where the poet Adnan Mardambek, one of the poetic theater pioneers, was brought up, who had imbibed the love for Damascus from his father Khalil,” the minster added.
She called upon everyone who has a historical house to preserve it and resort to the Culture Ministry to open it to the public.
She also pointed to a project that has neared consummation in al-Kanawat neighborhood, called the Levant Book House, which was transformed to a meeting place for the youth.
Qutaiba Mardambek, son of the poet Adnan Mardambek, elaborated on the history of the house which goes back to the mid-18th century, indicating that the house witnessed the establishment of the Literary League in 1921 that brought together a big number of literary figures.