19 Nov 2012

Greenbox Museum of Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

FN:Ilias Zian
Dear Mrs Bradley,

Herewith I take the opportunity to inform you about a fairly hidden secret in the  heart of Amsterdam. A new and unique contribution to the city's famous museums.

The Greenbox Museum of Contemporary Art allows visitors into the world of contemporary Saudi Arabian art. A world that is usually closed to outsiders and rather unknown, yet highly interesting. The museum is exclusively dedicated to collecting and housing contemporary works of artists from Saudi Arabia, including a large collection of works by rising stars such as Ahmed Mater and Abdul Nasser Gharem, among various others.

The Greenbox museum is founded by Aarnout Helb, a Dutchman with Indonesian roots. Indonesia being an Islamic country, Helb got interested in art from the heartland country that holds custodianship over the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina.

You presenting the radio show Six Pillars to Persia about art in the Middle East it would be nice if you would like to interview the curator or write a piece about this quirky museum with beautiful art from the Far East.

The museum is comparatively small in square meters, but on Facebook it is the second largest museum with over 1000,000'' likes'' When you visit it in person and hear Helb talk about his collection with passion, you will understand why this quirky place is so much liked.

We hope to welcome you in person one day and that you want to visit us online and already feel inclined to pay attention to this quirky addition at the Leidseplein in Amsterdam.

Kind regards,
Ilias Zian

    Ilias Zian  General Manager  Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 12  1017 RC Amsterdam  06 11912317  www.greenboxmuseum.com  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenbox-Museum-of-Contemporary-Art-from-Saudi-Arabia/120438291324402