Islamic Museum of Tripoli
|Established||Scheduled to open September 2011|
|Website||islamit.45.com (in Arabic)|
The museum's building-reuse project stands in the al Sur area, in Shari' Sidi Khaliffa, Tripoli.
2011 Libyan civil war
In May 2011 it was reported that construction on – and acquisitions for – had been halted; the museum was scheduled to open in September 2011 to celebrate the anniversary of Muammar Gaddafi's rise to power. It was due to be housed in a summer palace built for the Ottoman Yusuf Pasha in the 18th century.
The results of the Battle of Tripoli in August 2011, with the later arrest of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, may alter the museum's opening date and festivities. Hafed Walda, Cultural Counsellor of the regime, confirmed that the project was on hold and that the future of the collection was not ensured. Meanwhile, no attempts of looting the collection were reported, though the seeming patron-less future of the collection was uncertain.
- [unreliable source?] Staff (undated). "Libya – Libraries and Museums". Encyclopedias of the Nations. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
- Pryor, Riah (May 2011). "Saif Gaddafi's Islamic Art Museum at a Standstill – Libyan Conflict Has Halted Construction On – and Ccquistions for – New Museum in Tripoli Due To Open in September". The Art Newspaper. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
- Staff (28 April 2011). "New Museum of Islamic Art in Tripoli Unfinished". Art Media Agency. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
- islamit.45.com (in Arabic), museum's official website
- YouTube video - Restoration of the Islamic Museum in Tripoli by Studio Italia Costruzioni
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