Thanks to the joint work with the Chehab family, and the huge support of HE the Spanish embassador Mrs Milagros H Echevarria, The APLH produced its first MediaBook of the series Chroniques Du Liban, about the Palais Chehab, now home of the Spanish Embassy in Lebanon. The book, entitled :: Le Palais Chehab ::, was launched on October 2, 2015, during a private soirée attended by high profile personalities including Ex interior minister Mr Ziad BAroud, the Chief of the municipality of Hadat Mr George Aoun (whose municipality generously supported the APLH in the production efforts of the book), Madame Anne-Marie Ofeiche (representing the ministry of Culture), representatives of the Chehab family, the Cochrane family, Mr Pierre Issa (arcenciel) and a select number of invitees. The event was covered by LBCI for their culture news section.
The APLH intended to release their first book as a MediaBook box-set format due to its unconventional nature and the scope of reach of this format: The Box set includes the book, as well as a DVD about the Palais Chehab’s history, the APLH history and a short documentary about the endangered heritage of Beirut. Also, as an homage to the Chehabs for taking the painstaking but rewarding task of documenting their history, A captain’s log is also included in the box set package, made of high quality acid-free 135gr sketchbook grade paper. As such, the Mediabook combines traditional media (book and sketchbook) with modern technology (DVD, QR code and online links) and adheres to the APLH philosophy of linking our past with our present to realize our future.
The log and the book both contain all links and contacts to the APLH and most notably, the APLH crowdmap. The box set is available in a 500 copies limited edition print.
We thank the following good people for helping us make this project:
HE The Spanish embassador and her staff, The Philippe Jabre Foundation, Mme Youmna Chehab, The Hadat Municipality, Volver Travel, Mr Chucri Sayegh, Moussallem group, L’Orient-Le-Jour.
Stay tuned for more news and projects from Chroniques Du Liban and APLH.