By: Karima Malikzada
KABUL: Over 750 paintings from cultural places, national characters and natural landscapes remained from the Amani era are kept in the National Gallery, according to an official from the country’s ministry of information and culture.
Sabera Rahmani, the manager of the Afghan National Gallery told The Kabul Times that portraits from Amir Habibullah Khan, Independence minaret, Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan, Marshal Shahwali Khan, Shah Mahmoud Khan Ghazi and the country’s historical places, such as Jam Minaret, Minar-e-Elm-o-Jahl, Dehmazan Minaret etc, are kept in the gallery.
“Up to 25 art-shows have been organized and we continue conducting cultural campaign instead of weapon,” said the official.
Hoping a lasting peace restored in the country, she said the country’s independence day is expected to be magnificently marked on Asad 28 coinciding August 19 and the national gallery, like other government administrations is making effort to mark the day, by exhibiting various historical relics of the country, under the guideline of the Ministry of Information and Culture.
About the national gallery’s provincial plan, she said the gallery had expanded its provincial activities and it has currently covered up to 16 provinces including Kandahar, Ghazni, Maidan Shar, Panjshir, Herat, Baghlan and Bamyan. Artists and painters all over the provinces have been invited to provide their calligraphies, paintings and crafts to be shown during the country’s independence day, she hoped.