Saradar Collection

Saradar Collection operates exclusively in the artistic and cultural fields. One of its main objectives is to constitute and manage a Lebanese art collection, covering the contemporary and modern periods.
SARADAR Group aims to launch a private museum that will host this collection. This museum will be a platform dedicated to promoting art in Lebanon.

An advisory committee of high-level experts has been constituted to assist Saradar Collection in its choices, strategy, and artwork selection. This advisory committee is composed of elite professionals in the art world.

Advisory Committee:

Saleh Barakat: Founder, manager and owner of Agial Gallery. He is a Lebanese and regional modern art specialist.

Catherine David: French curator, Catherine David has been appointed in 2014 deputy director of the Musée National d'Art Moderne, at the Centre Pompidou. Formerly curator at the National Gallery of the Jeu de Paume in Paris, chief curator of the Musées de France and artistic director of the 1997 Documenta, Catherine David is specialized in contemporary art and especially Middle Eastern art.

Gregory Buchakjian: Art historian and photographer, faculty at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), and
PhD candidate at Université Paris IV Sorbonne.

Sandra Dagher: Curator, she is the co-founder and co-director of Beirut Art Center, a non-profit organization, space and platform dedicated to contemporary art in Lebanon.

Jessica Morgan: British curator and writer, she was appointed in September 2014 Director of Dia Art Foundation in New York. Daskalopoulos Curator of International art at Tate Modern London since 2010, she was also the Artistic Director of Gwangju Biennale 2014.

Joe Tarrab: Member of the AICA (International Association of Art Critics), he has covered the Lebanese art scene for almost three decades. He is a renowned critic in Lebanese modern art. 

Christine Tohmé: Curator and art activist, she is the founding director of the Lebanese Association for Plastics Arts Ashkal Alwan, a non-profit organization that initiates and supports contemporary artistic practice since 1994.

Theme of the collection:
The collection is built around a theme embracing the Lebanese scenery in its most diversified expressions: geographical, topographical, architectural, social, human and intellectual.