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  • Workshop

    7pm. Tuesday 19th May at the Amricani Cultural Centre. Mashael Tarabulsi will lead a glass painting workshop designed to give participants basic knowledge of this exquisite art form

  • Performance

    Wednesday 20th May 7pm at the Amricani Cultural Centre. Malini Viswanath is a keen practitioner of the ancient form of Indian Classical music, the Carnatic music of Southern India which dates back to the Vedic period. The performance is entitled "Anwesha - the Quest" and aims to understand the harmony between Carnatic classical ragas and western music.

  • Lecture

    Monday 25th May 7pm at the Amricani Cultural Centre. Professor Finbar Barry Flood of the Fine Arts Department of New York University will give a lecture entitled "Faces in Flower - Redrawing the figure in early modern Islamic Art"

  • Lecture

    Monday 18th May, 7pm at the Amricani Cultural Centre. Nader Ardalan from a leading architecture firm in the Gulf region will give a lecture entitled "Gulf Encyclopaedia for Sustainable Urbanism"

  • Arts of The Deccan at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    New Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled: Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy until July 26, 2015. The exhibition features objects from all over the world including jewelled masterpieces from the al-Sabah Collection. Click here for more

  • Filmnights

    We regret to inform you that ALL classics films will be postponed till the next cultural season. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • The Museums Interns Class of 2015 busy preparing for their upcoming exhibition on sweets and candies. The exhibition will open in May as a part of our celebrations of International Museums Day.

  • DAI staff Farah Khajah - PR coordinator and, Wafa Alfaraheen - Theatre Manager working on making the Yarmouk Cultural Centre a beautiful place.

  • Exhibition

    We are very pleased to announce that since the opening of the new al-Sabah Galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston there have been more than 15,000 visitors - approximately 3,500 visitors each week.

  • 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

    Come and visit the Long Ago Zoo exhibition at the Amricani Cultural Centre. This exhibition was designed for children by children and showcases animals in all different media from various historical periods.First floor of the Amricani Cultural Centre. Opening hours Mon - Thurs 10-7pm and Fridays 2-7pm

  • 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

    In the two years since we joined Google Art Project in April of 2013 the al-Sabah Collection has had 44, 930 visitors and over 668, 555 page views with visitors from 164 countries. Click on the slide to view the collection and explore Google Art Project.

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International Museum Day 2015

For the 3rd consecutive year, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, in accordance with the International Council of Museums, will be celebrating International Museum Day on May 15th from 4pm – 10pm at Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah’s Amricani Cultural […]

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Arts of the Deccan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York opened in April entitled “Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700″. Opulence and fantasy characterize the art of India’s Deccan courts during the rule of […]

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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 […]