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It’s because I don’t know how to translate “Sobhan el Khalek” (سبحان الخالق ) and because a “Big Thank You Kiss” is not enough that I write this post today!
On Saturday night I was honored to be invited at the opening the beautiful MIM Museum. I don’t think anyone knows why “MIM” (in Arabic, it’s the letter “M”)! Some say because it stands for Minerals and Museums others try to find logical links between this letter and some names, nouns, minerals and/or places. But the truth is I don’t really care why “MIM” but what I do care about is for you all to stop by this beautiful museum in the new Building of the University USJ on Damascus Street. You will be able to admire more than 1400 Minerals (Precious and Semi-precious stones) from 60 countries.
It’s a bit like traveling to the stone age haha (silly joke).
This collection, which is today considered as one of the world’s most admired private collection, is today available to all! Mr.S.E (He’s so discreet that I don’t know if I can name him or not; but then again I wish I could write it in bold. But let’s call him Mr.S.E for now) has built up his collection with a lot of passion and dedication since the late 90s. He mentioned he always liked chemistry, the earth, these pieces and his country Lebanon.
Earlier this year, I was one of the lucky few to have had the chance to visit the museum with a guided tour by Mr.S.E. himself before it’s official opening.
Last but not least I would like to share with you my favorite moments of this opening ceremony:
. The standing ovation of everyone sitting there to Mr.S.E’s speech
. The short movie that was displayed on the walls of the University (a sound and light type-of-movie). They named some of the stones’ origins and ended with “Destination Beirut”.
. And of course walking around these amazing pieces.
Kisses to all,
PS: Now it is proven: diamonds are not only girls’ best friends =)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00