October 15, 2015
The exhibit presents items from the AUB’s and other collections falling under four main rubrics.
The first is “Gates and their significance” which provides a historical and architectural overview of gates, triumphal arches, and city gates.
The second is titled “1901-1902: Main Gate Building: Planning, Architecture, and Function” which delves into the rationale, planning, funding, choice of architect, location of the building, and more.
Third is “A Gate that has seen it All! A Witness to AUB’s times!” provides a visual-textual chronicle of the events that the Main Gate has witnessed since 1902, ranging from the visit of the Indian PM Jawaharlal Nehru to student protests to graduation ceremonies.
Last but not least, “Main Gate in their Own Words” displays a collection of essays about the Main Gate written by the students and members of the AUB community.
The exhibit also contains an architectural model of the Main Gate, as well as a short film about our beloved Gate.
Visit the exhibit and travel through the times that AUB and the Main Gate have witnessed!
The Exhibit will run until Friday October 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., in Malhas Common Room, West Hall.