In the year 1993, art was brought to life in the beautiful historical city of Amman. It was first called The Khalid Shoman Foundation; an organization solely dedicated to the preservation of the magical world of Art. It was the vision of this foundation that gave rise to Darut al Funun; a museum dedicated to Art and all its wonders.
Darut Al Funnun sits quaintly overlooking the heart of Amman. It occupies 4 traditional buildings and sits alongside the remains of an ancient Church that was built above an even older Roman temple. There is something fascinating about the building and its edgy architecture. That fact topped with its perfect location makes it one spot that simply cannot be missed in Amman. Once you step into this contemporary art paradise, you would be captivated by the volumes this museum speaks. It is not just the paintings that will leave you speechless; everywhere you turn the arts, architecture and the archaeology will give you a good dose of the treasured history with a touch of modern color.
In the year 2011 a new addition was made to Darat al Fanun; this restored building of the 1940’s houses the Khalid Shoman Foundation along with a whole new gallery and a specialized research centre.
The Darat al Fanun is not just a museum that entertains for it beats the heart of art in Amman. Since it came to life, the museum has been dedicated to promote art in the country. In this light several educational programs are conducted such as seminars, workshops, discussions and film screenings that brings out the core and very essence of cultural Jordan.
Art is almost synonymous with breathtaking Jordan for it is a land rich in history. The 3 largest religions in the world today trace their roots to Jordan and remnants sacred to all these religions can be found in Jordan. That topped with Gods very own gifts makes Jordan an unbeatable tourist destination. While visiting Jordan stay at the Millennium Hotel Amman. This Amman hotel with all its many perks and amenities is definitely going to be your most favourite hotel in Amman Jordan.
Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.