Exhibition Catalogue on “Palestine and Jordan 1500 -1900. Paintings, Lithographs, Photographs, Travel Books & Atlases from the Hisham Khatib Private Collection”, Feb 2005
Published by Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation, 2005
Works by Collection of Artists
“Born in Acre in 1937, Dr. Hisham Khatib lived in Jerusalem until 1974. For thirty years, he patiently and professionally collected works of art, manuscripts, maps and books from all over the world, documenting the region under the Ottomans. Starting with Jerusalem, his collection extended to the whole of Palestine, Egypt, and to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra. This unique collection includes hundreds of water color and oil paintings, thousands of etchings, lithographs and engravings, numerous photographs, as well as maps, atlases and valuable plate books. […] The Khalid Shoman Foundation - Darat al Funun, believing in the importance of preserving our cultural heritage, our past and our history, is proud today to honor Dr. Hisham Khatib's dedication and invite the public to view and appreciate this exceptional valuable collection.”
The exhibition catalogue not only documents the displayed works but also illustrates some of the political circumstances and social conditions under which these artworks were made.