The Danish Institute in Damascus

The Danish Institute in Damascus was established in 1996 to preserve and develop cultural links between Denmark and Arab and Islamic countries. Its aim is to stimulate research, education and the promotion of culture, classical as well as modern. The Institute carries out these objectives by supporting Danish artists and scholars engaged in archaeology, history, literature, architecture and other areas. The Institute supports and initiates publication of such subjects.

The Institute at the beautiful, late 15th century ‘Aqqud-house, a short distance from the Omayyad Mosque, has rooms for visiting scholars and areas for lectures and meetings. The library has been transferred from the Danish Palestine Exploration Fund at Aarhuis. For further information, including pictures of the beautifully restored ‘Aqqud-house see The address is

P.O. Box 1262