An iconic hotel in Durban, the Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani invites guests to experience a modern full-service stay on Durban’s sun-kissed beachfront. Sweeping Indian Ocean views along the 7km promenade have set the scene for memorable holidays and exceptional events for nearly five decades. Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani promises an unforgettable stay in a contemporary classic. Sleep in comfort, dine with variety and meet with style.
Uniquely able to accommodate and facilitate business and special events in a vibrant beach location. Large scale events, group accommodation, exceptional venues and seamless service combine to set Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani apart.
A location metres from Durban’s most loved beaches, inviting and fully equipped accommodation with sea views, a choice of three heated outdoor pools and a different dining venue for every night of your stay – little wonder why we welcome back guests year after year.
Experience personalised service from one of South Africa’s largest and most-revered hotels. We have built our reputation by setting the standard for service and personal attention and we know you expect nothing less.
Visit the Website: https://www.tsogosun.com/southern-sun-elangeni-maharani
Zara Tours is a local company, established in 1986 located in Moshi, Tanzania, providing high quality travel and tour services in the East Africa. We have strong experiences in years for the regional Tours & Travel industry.
Zara Tours has evolved into Tanzania’s largest Kilimanjaro outfitter and one of the largest safari operators in the region; currently operate 2 Hotels and 4-tented Camps in the northern circuit of Tanzania. Provide VIP, honeymoon and regular tours; Airport transfer, city-to-city transfer, ground handling services, groups and corporations from all over the world.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATION AND HOLIDAY VILLAS & RENTAL SERVICES. We also arrange bookings in quality 3-4-5 star hotels and boutique hotels, holiday resorts, Spa & Thermal hotels, in all Regions and Destinations of Tanzania and East Africa. Further to that we always tailor makes the programs depending on the client’s needs, interests and budget.
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Sahapedia is an open online resource on the arts, cultures and heritage of India. “Saha”, Sanskrit for “together with”, is an invitation to explore together the richness of our cultural landscapes.
We understand that knowledge around each subject is complex and has many dimensions. So, our platform gives you many options for finding your preferred way around each subject. At Sahapedia, you can read articles, watch videos, listen to interviews, and browse image galleries. You can also visit historic sites and natural spaces through our virtual walks.
In the spirit of building this resource together, once you register, you can also share your writing, photographs and videos through your personal workspace. Once reviewed by Sahapedia editors, your contributions become a part of the shared encyclopedic collection. At Sahapedia, we collaborate with institutions to curate and host material from their collections.
Most of what Sahapedia shares is curated in the form of multimedia modules, made up of articles, interviews, photographs, videos of performances, timelines, walkthroughs and bibliographies. We curate these collections because we want to explore each subject in-depth, showcase its multiple facets and give you options of reading, watching or listening your way through each topic. Look out for the quarter logo to instantly identify modules!
In addition to modules, you will find stand-alone articles, interviews, image galleries as well on Sahapedia - we think of these as the beginnings of what will eventually be collections on subjects. We hope these will act as starting points for you too, and that you will share your work with us, and through us, with the world.
Workspace – Register, create and share your work with Sahapedia
Projects – Explore our collaborations with institutions
Library – Access books, old journals, photos and more
Community – Engage with other people who share your interests
Events – Find and attend performances, talks, exhibitions
News – Read about matters relating to culture
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Paramparik Karigar was formed in 1996 by Roshan Kalapesi. The idea was mooted by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay when she was approached by a group of master craftsmen who wanted to form an organisation of their own.
Paramparik Karigar craftsmen work in materials as diverse as clay, wood, metal and cloth using skills and techniques passed down through generations. Paramparik's aim is to sculpt a significant place for Indian craft.
Members are keenly aware of the need to keep their craft alive, constantly experimenting with new concepts and developing innovative designs that appeal to the modern, urban consumer while still retaining the essence of the original tradition. In this new era of technology, industrialization and liberalisation, we tend to overlook our rich heritage of traditional arts and crafts, which are our nation's pride and our valued asset.
Paramparik Karigar was formed to preserve and promote the traditional art and craft of our country, as well as to strive to create an environment conducive for the craftsmen to create their exquisite pieces of art.
This institution encourages the craftsmen to constantly innovate new techniques, designs and styles. We provide resources for them to do detailed research in their respective field of craft, so they can use their expertise to write books on the subject. This will help future generations to absorb the paramparik skills and further excel in their creativity. Workshops are conducted for the craftsmen's children, where their talents are constantly cultivated and nurtured. Paramparik Karigar has also been attempting to incorporate craft as part of the education process for children in schools. Paramparik Karigar gives an opportunity to master craftsmen to bring their unique art and craft to the forefront.
We organize exhibitions, seminars and fairs, where craftsmen from every corner of the country can express and display their skills, to people who appreciate and acknowledge their creative efforts and inherent talents. Paramparik Karigar has had exhibitions in Bombay, Kolkata, Jamshedpur and workshops in Bangalore, Orissa, Chennai, Munnar and Kutch.
Visit the Website: www.paramparikkarigar.com
The Polish Art Center was originally founded in 1958, by Polish immigrant Joseph Kalenkiewicz. Located in downtown Hamtramck, the small Polish import shop was later sold in 1973 to Raymond and Joan Bittner, who had long since dreamed of running a family-owned and operated business celebrating Poland and all her rich cultural traditions. That dream actually began in 1967, when Raymond first fell in love with Poland during an educational pilgrimage. Later, he met Joan, a Canadian of Scottish descent, who immediately became enamored with Raymond's Polish heritage. The two residents of Farmington Hills, married, moved to Hamtramck and eventually welcomed three children who would go on to help support the family business.
Since then, the Bittners have developed The Polish Art Center into one of the country's premier emporiums of Polish cultural and traditional goods. The Center is also an important member of the Hamtramck Polish community. Aside from preserving Polish heritage through The Center's wide assortment of items, Raymond and Joan remain active in their civic duties, regularly displaying their Polish cultural artifacts at festivals, schools and libraries. In 2004, the couple expanded their operation into an adjacent building and converted it into an educational center featuring lectures, book signings, folk-art demonstrations, and pisanki-making classes.
Visit the Website: www.polartcenter.com
PEWABIC IS MANY THINGS. TO MANY PEOPLE.
Pewabic is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit dedicated to enriching the human spirit through clay.
Our founder, Mary Chase Perry Stratton, was an innovator. In the early twentieth century, her experiments with glazes changed the face of contemporary ceramics. That spirit – her living legacy – is what drives Pewabic today.
Pewabic was founded in 1903 – and while many things have changed, our culture remains the same. We foster a progressive environment by celebrating new artists, exhibiting innovative work and offering opportunities to explore, experiment and invent.
We continue to redefine our role in the community through outreach and education, looking for new ways to make ceramics relevant and accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. We believe that everyone has creativity waiting to come out.
Like our founder, we are creating our next makers, artists and appreciators. And like our founder, we are supporting and recognizing the contributions of everyone who takes part.
Visit the Website: www.pewabic.org
The Arab American National Museum in Detroit - DISPELLING misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities.
The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Arab Americans have enriched the economic, political and cultural landscape of American life. By bringing the voices and faces of Arab Americans to mainstream audiences, we continue our commitment to dispel misconceptions about Arab Americans and other minorities. Since opening in 2005, the Museum has shed light on the shared experiences of immigrants and ethnic groups, paying tribute to the diversity of our nation.
The Arab American National Museum documents, preserves and presents the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans.
Visit the Website: www.arabamericanmuseum.org
Generator Madrid is located in the heart of the city, right off the bustling Grand Via at the corner of Calle de Silva and Calle de San Bernardo. Step out of our front door and you’ll be spoilt for choice with cultural hubs, artistic hotspots, top go-to bars and the best restaurants in town.
As Generator is conveniently in the best part of the city centre, remember to keep looking around to take in some of Madrid’s most eye-catching architecture – you can’t miss it!
We are proud to call Madrid our new home and we are bringing to this remarkable city a locally inspired experience and design-led hostel, adding to our hugely popular hostel in Barcelona.
Look forward to feeling at home with Spanish interiors and a vibrant modern design. We can’t wait to have guests and locals alike kicking back on our rooftop terrace with a cocktail after discovering all Madrid has to offer.
Visit the Website: https://generatorhostels.com/destinations/madrid
Torel Avantgarde is a brand-new, five-star boutique hotel in Porto - we just opened in early September 2017. The concept of Avantgarde for our hotel is based on the building, which originates from the Estado-Novo period, i.e. the 1940s. Like avant-garde artists, we wanted to create something completely new. Our vision was to establish a place where art is not only an add-on, but takes centre stage in every way.
The result is Torel Avantgarde, where you can fully immerse yourself into art, absorbing it in all its expressions. It is a space to live art, to touch art, and to feel the heart and passion of the artist.
Torel Avantgarde is located in the heart of Porto, in the area of Restauraçao – just beside the Instituto de Vinho Verde and close to important parts of the city: 200m from the Palacio de Cristal, 500m from the Clerigos Tower, 750m to the Rua das Flores, 800m to the Avenida Aliados.
Visit the Website: www.torelavantgarde.com
KOMUNITAS SALIHARA - The vision is to maintain freedom of thought and expression, respect differences and diversity.
ABOUT KOMUNITAS SALIHARA
Komunitas Salihara is an arts center active since August 8, 2008 and the first private multidisciplinary arts center in Indonesia.
Located on a 3,800 m2 plot of land on Jalan Salihara 16, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, the Komunitas Salihara complex consists of three main buildings: Teater Salihara, Galeri Salihara, and office space. The black-box Teater Salihara is the only theater of its kind in Indonesia at this time. Currently, the Komunitas Salihara complex is expanding with additional facilities to include a rehearsal studio, guesthouse, and amphitheater.
Komunitas Salihara was formed by a number of writers, artists, journalists, and art lovers. Since it was established, Komunitas Salihara has presented a wide range of programs in arts and ideas; some of which are from abroad and world class quality.
Once named “The Best Art Space” (2010) by the magazine Time Out Jakarta and as one of the “10 Most Unique Places in Jakarta” (2010) by Metro TV, the architecture of Komunitas Salihara has also been described as, “Architecture which applies environmentally friendly aspects” by Green Design Award 2009.
Today Komunitas Salihara is visited by many people who wish to enjoy the high quality programs on arts and ideas, both classic and contemporary. Komunitas Salihara has also become a meeting place for groups with varied interests—such as writers, filmmakers, choreographers, young architects, those interested in philosophy, translators, book lovers, and others.
Komunitas Salihara can be called an alternative cultural center: it is not owned by the central government, regional government, or a foreign embassy. The vision of Komunitas Salihara is to maintain freedom of thought and expression, respect differences and diversity, and to foster and spread artistic and intellectual resources.
Visit the Website: http://salihara.org
Hotel Havana’s greatest offering is the beauty of the original 1914 Mediterranean Revival design – Bastrop Pine floors, 20′ ceilings, large colonial shuttered windows, elegant terraces and historic elements. In addition to its architectural assets, the hotel provides a variety of useful services and amenities to enrich your stay.
Visit the Website: https://havanasanantonio.com
The Kimbell Art Museum, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn (1901–1974), is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. Completed in 1953, the building was revolutionary in terms of American museum architecture, and it gained him instant national recognition. Situated amidst collegiate Gothic structures, the museum—constructed out of brick, concrete, steel, and glass—presents a windowless facade to the street and features open interiors with flexibly partitioned galleries. A honeycomb-like tetrahedral concrete ceiling contains air ducts and light fixtures in an ingenious arrangement. Impassively modern as the building is, in its scale, materials, and solemnity it subtly references its historical neighbors.
A new building, designed by the renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, opened November 27, 2013. Its low-slung, colonnaded pavilion with overhanging eaves graciously acknowledges Louis I. Kahn’s museum landmark by way of its kindred height, emphasis on natural light, and use of concrete as a primary material.
In 1980, Piano was approached by the Schlumberger oil-equipment heiress Dominique de Menil to design a museum in Houston to house her impressive collection of art. She and her husband John had previously commissioned Louis I. Kahn, but after Mr. de Menil died in 1973, Dominique de Menil abandoned the project. When she was ready to begin again, Kahn was no longer alive: she turned to Piano for the assignment. The result is an exposed steel and wood pavilion, minimalist in form, which was immediately hailed as a new milestone in museum architecture.
Visit the Website: https://www.kimbellart.org/architecture