Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING We believe that through our search for oil and gas – and the way we do business – we can have a positive impact on the places where we work by connecting people, bridging cultures, and deepening understanding. We believe art has the same power. In September 2015, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) announced Kosmos as the presenting sponsor of the Keir Collection of Islamic Art for its inaugural years of exhibitions and installations. The partnership between the museum and the company provides $800,000 of support for a series of special exhibitions, installations in the museum’s collection galleries, and a prospective touring exhibition. The sponsorship also includes resources to facilitate loans of items from the Keir Collection to other U.S. and international institutions. Assembled over the course of five decades by noted art collector Edmund de Unger (1918-2011), the Keir Collection is recognized by scholars as one of the world’s most geographically and historically comprehensive, encompassing almost 2,000 works in a range of media that span 13 centuries of Islamic art. The first exhibition, Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art, showcases more than 50 masterworks from the collection, marking the first time many of the featured works have been on display in North America. Kosmos’ partnership with DMA is an extension of our ongoing efforts to engage with the communities where we live and work, and foster appreciation for the art and culture of these communities. We brought representatives from our countries of operation in West Africa to Dallas to join us at the opening of the Keir Collection at the Dallas Museum of Art. Although the process of bridging cultures begins with the preservation of historic artifacts, it develops most fully through the study of art and what it reveals not just about the artists and the works themselves – their form, their style, and their content – but also the social, political, and cultural circumstances that shaped them. When this knowledge is shared, it becomes a catalyst for deeper understanding and greater trust. The people of Dallas – in all their diversity – will enjoy the fruits of the scholarship now taking place at the DMA on the Keir Collection and will be able to view and learn from the collection for free. Those beyond Dallas will be able to access the art online through high definition photographs thanks to the museum’s ongoing digitization project. Works of art that are essentially being discovered for the first time will soon be available. By supporting the display of the Keir Collection – and the scholarship and knowledge it will generate – we are doing our part in Dallas for the benefit of people everywhere. Our approach to social investment constantly evolves according to business needs and the world around us. In 2015, this was most noticeable in Dallas, Texas, where we launched two major multi-year initiatives aimed at connecting our home city to the world through art and science. Mr. Mamadou Kane, Advisor to Mauritania’s Minister of Energy, examines an illuminated manuscript. CONNECTINGDALLASTOTHEWORLDTHROUGHART Lamp North Africa, possibly Morocco: 12th-13th century The Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art Image courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art Photo: Ira Schrank 14 14