Greetings from the Orient - Museumnacht Den Haag

Saturday 8 October 2022
20:00 – 01:00

Greetings from the Orient

What do people from Europe see when they travel to the Middle East and North Africa? The area that used to be called the Orient? Travelers have been writing about their adventures for hundreds of years. Much later they took pictures of what they’ve seen. Books, film posters, postcards and photos in this exhibition show how the western view of the east has been occurred. That view has been colored by prejudices and interests for centuries. The images and ideas linger, very persistently. How does Europe view the Middle East and North Africa now? Travel with us and tell your own story.