Welcome to the Arab Image Foundation's
new online platform.

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In 2019, we launched our new website with the support of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beirut, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and The Ford Foundation.

Major Supporter
Royal Norwegian Embassy     
Supporters of the platform
Jabara Trust      AFAC       Ford Foundation

Our recent digitization drive was supported by Robert A. Matta Foundation, Sharjah Art Foundation, Akram Zaatari and Alexandre Medawar.

We extend our thanks to our advisors and contributors:
Hala Frangié - Attorney at law
Pierre el Khoury - Attorney at law
Patrick Obeid - Attorney at law
Sarah Morris
Bruno Barmaki
Giselle Abdo - Auditor

Through the platform, we aim to stimulate artistic production, academic research, and broad public engagement with the AIF collection.

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  • Images of collection items (25,000 so far) are now available to access and use.
  • All website content is available to view without registering for an account. In the near future, users will be able to register to download or bookmark images.
  • The website's fresh, user-friendly interface and improved search function.
  • An interactive online catalogue offering image tagging and commenting, and display options.
  • A lab for digital experimentation and online residencies.

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  • Dive into the AIF collection.
  • Tour the Lab and discover what creatives and researchers are working on.
  • Explore projects, events and more.
  • Engage with the AIF through learning, residency and professional opportunities.

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We've worked hard to ensure the new AIF platform meets the needs of all our users, but if you see room for improvement or can't find what you're looking for, please let us know.

Over the months and years to come, the platform will evolve as we add new images and new features. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Write to us: hello@arabimagefoundation.org.