Library Presents Exhibit on "The Legacy of the Middle East"
The Robert R. Muntz Library is proud to present the exhibit "The Legacy of the Middle East." This exhibit was created to honor the centennial anniversary of the unification of Saudi Arabia. Produced by Humanities Texas, this exhibit tells how "as early as 12,000 years ago, people in the Middle East began to domesticate animals, plant and harvest crops, use metal, make glass, construct monumental buildings, and organize cities and states. Using photographs, drawings, maps, charts, and replicas of artifacts, the exhibit tells the story of the great cultural revolution that began when hunters and gatherers settled down and began farming." The exhibit features 20 panels with with 175 images and replicas. The Muntz Library is featuring this to coincide in part with the celebration of Ramadan and as part of our educational mission. The exhibit is also part of our activities for the International September Project. Since 2004, libraries around the world have organized events about freedom and issues that matter to their communities during the month of September. This grassroots project favors free over fee, public over private, and voices over silence. This is the second year that the Muntz Library has participated in the September Project. The library will also host other events, displays, and activities during September leading to Banned Books Week at the end of the month. "The Legacy of the Middle East" is free and open to the public during library regular hours. It is produced by Humanities Texas, and it is made possible locally by the UT Tyler Friends of the Arts.