Narrating Syria Through
Family-Run Arts Patronage
A patron is not simply a collector who gathers works of art for his own pleasure or a philanthropist who helps artists or founds a public museum, but a person who feels responsibility towards both art and artists together and has the means and will to act upon
—Alfred H. Barr, Jr.
There has been a notable rise in the number of art consumers in the Middle East in the past few decades. Collections have…