Gibran Museum

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Gibran Museum
متحف جبران خليل جبران
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Established 1935
Location Bsharri, North Governorate
Lebanon Lebanon
Website http://www.gibrankhalilgibran.org
Gibran Museum

The Gibran Museum, formerly the Monastery of Mar Sarkis, is a biographical museum in Bsharri, Lebanon, 120 kilometres from Beirut. It is dedicated to the Lebanese artist, writer and philosopher Khalil Gibran.

Founded in 1935, the Gibran Museum possesses 440 original paintings and drawings of Gibran and his tomb. It also includes his furniture and belongings from his studio when he lived in New York and his private manuscripts.

The building which houses the museum and his tomb was bought by his sister in 1931 under Gibran's request, having spiritual significance as a monastery dating back to the 7th century when it was the Mar Sarkis (Saint Serge) hermitage.

In 1975, the Gibran National Committee restored and expanded the monastery to house more exhibits and again expanded it in 1995.

Coordinates: 34°14′59″N 36°1′8″E / 34.24972°N 36.01889°E / 34.24972; 36.01889

External links[edit]

  • Francesco Medici, Storia del Museo Gibran, Centro Studi e Ricerche di Orientalistica, 24 giugno 2013 (article in Italian).