27th November- 15th April, 2001
Headquarters of IMA. Paris
No. of exhibits: 264
No. of visitors: 210,000
No. of participating countries: 19
The exhibition was an invitation to discover the panorama of the arts that flourished in al-Andalus between the 8th and 11th centuries.
The exhibition was divided up in three large thematic areas: the first one was entitled “The Umayyad model and Spain before the Arab conquest”; the second one was “The Iberian Peninsula around year 1000”, and included the historical evolution from the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula by the Arabs to the taifa period, and the third section corresponded to the title “The splendour of the Caliphate of Córdoba and the courts of the taifa kingdoms in the palatial context”. Music and the scientific world also played an important role.
This exhibition was organized jointly with the Institute of the Arab World (IMA). French daily press echoed this event in media, such as Le Parisien, Le Monde, Le Figaro, Quotidien du Tourisme, Liberation, Presse Océan, La Croix or Le Bien Public.
Other specialized press also devoted large numbers of pages to the exhibition, among other publications Figaroscope, L’officiel del Spectacles, Le Journal du Dimanche, Pariscope, Télérama, L’Express, Le Nouvel Observatour, Figaro Magazine, Beaux Livres, Le Journal des Arts, Afrique Magazine, Bon Voyage, Courrier des Métiers d ‘Art, etc.
Many other relevant international press media in Paris also gave extensive coverage to the programming of the exhibition and the parallel activities organized around it: Capital (Italy), Voyages, Voyages (Belgium), Le Soir (Belgium), Elders & Anders (Belgium ), Parade (Belgium), Tribune de Genève (Switzerland), 24 Heures (Switzerland), International Herald Tribune (Great Britain), La Nuova Venezia (Italy) or Il Giornale Dell’Arte (Italy), among others.