Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum, located in Dearborn, Michigan, is the first of its kind and opened May 52005.

The museum features two permanent exhibits. The first floor features the contributions of the Arab civilization to science, medicine, mathematics, architecture, and the decorative arts. The second floor focuses on the Arab experience in America, including a gallery about prominent Arab-Americans such as Ralph Nader and Helen Thomas and displays of documents and artifacts from Arab Americans related to immigration and the immigration process.

Construction of the museum cost $15 million. Donors included Chrysler, General Motors, the Rockefeller Foundation, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. [Harry Mount. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/07/23/npoll223.xml Islam's US faithful are happy to embrace the American dream] , Daily Telegraph, July 23 2005.]

References

External links

* [http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/ Website]
* [https://www.accesscommunity.org/index.cfm?location=100&subsectionid=185 Museum information] from ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services)
* [http://criticalmoment.org/issue11/cmissue11.pdf Article reviewing the opening of the museum]


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