• Performance

    Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah invites you to attend ‘Iranian Music Night’ featuring the Persian folklore group Jaylan tonight, 15 February, 7pm, at the Amricani Cultural Centre.

  • Lecture

    Monday 16th February, 7pm at the Amricani Cultural Centre. Majid Yeganegi a professional architect and lecturer at Isfahan University in Iran will give a lecture entitled “ Badgir: A Sample of Wise, Traditional Persian Architecture”.

  • Houston Exhibition Opens

    Sheikha Hussah Sabah al-Salim al-Sabah gave the inaugural speech at the opening of the new Islamic Art Galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Click here for more information and pictures.

  • Workshop

    Tuesday 17th February, 7pm in the Warsha at the Amricani Cultural Centre. The Conservation Club is holding a meeting with a talk on Paint from DAI Conservator Sophie Budden. Places limited to 15 participants who are invited to bring a small painted object for discussion.

  • Workshop

    Join Neda Zanjani and Hooman Davatikazeminia, as they explain the different aspects of carpet production, focusing on handmade carpets by Iranian tribes, during the Iranian Carpet Workshop on Tuesday, 17 February, at 7pm at the Amricani Cultural Centre. The workshop is limited to 15 participants, so please register by emailing us workshop@darmuseum.org.kw

  • Exhibition

    A new exhibition of objects from The al-Sabah Collection opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The new display features over 240 objects including decorative architectural elements, pottery, metalwork, woodwork, religious manuscripts, textiles, carpets and jewellery ranging in date from the 8th to the 18th centuries. Click here to see more information.

  • Visiting Scholars

    World renowned scholar Souren Melikian who has been a recent visitor studying metalwork from the eastern Islamic lands found in the al-Sabah Collection at Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah’s Collection Office.

  • Cultural Season 20

    “The Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah promotes the fusion of people, cultures and ideas,” said NCCAL Assistant Undersecretary Abdulkareem al-Ghadban. “Our exhibitions do that by bringing together objects created by different people, in different places, from different periods and highlighting their shared humanity. This, our 20th Cultural Season features activities that do the same: through lectures, educational opportunities, cinema, theatrical and musical performances, workshops and special events.”

  • New Children's Library

    The Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah at the Amricani Cultural Centre is in the process of developing a dedicated reading and creativity space for children under 12. When complete, the library will include books in Arabic and English that promote both an enjoyment of reading and inspire children to use their imaginations. The books have been ordered, the furniture is on the way and the walls are almost done . . . Stay tuned; we'll keep you posted on our progress!

  • Long Ago Zoo

    H.E. Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, gave the opening statement at the launch of the Long Ago Zoo exhibition at the Amricani Cultural Centre.

  • New Children's Workshop Schedule

    The new Cultural Season 20 schedule of events and workshops for children has just been published. Click on the image to look at all the activities available in this cultural season for you and your children to enjoy.

  • Amricani Cultural Centre

    Find us on the corner of Arabian Gulf Road and al-Shuhada Street, by the National Assembly Parliament building and across the road from Youm al-Bahaar. Opening hours: Monday – Thursday, Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM; Friday: 2 PM – 7 PM (Sunday closed for maintenance).

  • Google Art Project

    Since we joined in 2013 The al-Sabah Collection on Google Art Project has had 40,245 visitors and over 639,000 page views. Click on the slide to view the collection and explore Google Art Project.

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Museum of Fine Arts Houston Exhibition

It’s a cold January in Kuwait as the DAI curator, Salam Kaoukji, guest curator Giovanni Curatola and conservator Sophie Budden travel to Houston, Texas to install a long-term loan from The al-Sabah Collection to the […]

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Meet Tarsus

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Tarsus!

Tarsus is a zoomorphic figurine from India, currently residing in the Long Ago Zoo: Animals in The al-Sabah Collection exhibition at the Amricani Cultural Centre. He stands 50 cm high, is 54 cm […]

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Yarmouk Preview

For over six months, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah has taken on the challenge of moving the al-Maidan Cultural Centre to its new location at the al-Yarmouk Secondary School for Boys, and making it the new home […]