• 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.

  • Sheikh Salman Visits Yarmouk

    H.E Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, the Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, visited the construction site for DAI’s new al-Maidan Yarmouk Cultural Centre. Accompanied by DAI’s Director General Sheikha Hussah Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, Assistant Secretary-General for the National Council Abdul-Kareem al-Ghadban, and DAI’s Director of Public Relations Osama al-Balhan, Sheikh Salman was briefed on the latest developments at the site, and reviewed a detailed plan on current progress. He expressed his full support for the project and the project supervisors.

  • 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).

  • Family Days at Amricani

    Click here for more information on our new season of activities for families

  • Zoo Post

Long Ago Zoo Exhibition Now Open

Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah Opens Groundbreaking New Exhibition: Long Ago Zoo: Animals in The al-Sabah Collection
At approximately 7:25 PM on 21 October the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI) opened Long Ago Zoo: Animals in The al-Sabah Collection, an […]

  • Provenance Post 3

Questions of Provenance

At the al-Sabah collection issues of provenance are often discussed and, occasionally there are comments on the role that collectors might play in the trade in illicit and looted antiquities. Here are some illuminating comments […]