Location: Alwan for the Arts (16 Beaver Street , 4th Floor, New York, NY 10004)
Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2019
Reception & Charity Auction:Thursday, February 12, 2015, 6:30-8:30pmExhibit on view at Alwan, from Monday-Friday, starting Friday, January 23, from 2-6pm or by appointment until Feb. 12, 2015The Long Journey is an exhibition that recounts the life and history of Palestine refugees since 1948 through a selection of iconic pictures from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)'s archives. The exhibition draws public attention to human stories and the works of UNRWA.With this exhibit, UNRWA unveils the first part of its newly digitized archive, which consists of over half a million negatives, prints, slides, films and videocassettes covering all aspects of the life and history of Palestinian refugees from 1948 to the present day.In tandem with the digitized archive, UNRWA is also launching a website, http://archive.unrwa.org/, where the 1,948 images will be available for studying, exploring. and opening a window into the world of Palestine refugees from 1948 to the present day.The exhibit at Alwan will end with a reception and charity auction on Feb. 12, 2015, with all proceeds benefiting UNRWA's Gaza Emergency Relief Fund.