The Robert Mouawad Private Museum (Arabic: متحف روبير معوض الخاص) is a private residence in Beirut’s Zokak el-Blat quarter that was turned into a museum by the Lebanese businessman Robert Mouawad.
The palace was built in the neo-gothic style by the Lebanese politician and art collector Henri Philippe Pharaoun in 1911. The museum was inaugurated on May 11, 2006. It houses objects of value reflecting a mix of artistic oriental and occidental cultures, and a rare collection of books, Chinese porcelain, ceramics, and other significant objects.*
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* Text from Wikipedia, picture from Robert Mouawad Private Museum’s website.