• Concert

    Don’t miss ‘Musica Amabile’, a piano and violin music concert featuring Feruza Kadirova (Violin), Ilgiz Royanov (piano), Bartek Rybek (piano), and Fazliddin Hussanov (piano) tomorrow, December 17 2014, 7pm, at the Amricani Cultural Centre. They will perform musical compositions by Rachmaninoff, Franck, Chopin, Amer Jaafar, Kreisler, List and Vivaldi.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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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State Hermitage Museum 250th Anniversary

On December 7th, the State Hermitage Museum will begin celebrating its 250th Anniversary, and their General Director Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky has invited Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah’s Director General Sheikha Hussah Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, Secretary-General of the […]

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Carnival al-Khayal 2015

Dear High-school Students and Teachers, Carnival al-Khayal, a creative problem-solving workshop, is back and this year we are challenging students to apply a broad range of critical and creative thinking skills in six areas: arts, […]

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Name the Lion

As you probably know, we have been soliciting names for this lovely lion.  He has no name and that makes him pretty sad.  So, for the last two months we’ve been collecting suggestions from visitors […]