Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah’s Al Fann: Art from the Islamic Civilization exhibition has now closed in Rome. The exhibition had on display 364 countless masterpieces that represent all the major artistic media – textiles and metalwork, ceramics and glass, miniatures and illuminated Q’uran manuscripts as well as objects made of stone and wood, and jeweled arts.
The exhibition will re-open in Kuwait in February 2016 as a part of the celebrations when Kuwait becomes the “Capital of Islamic Culture”. Recent information from KUNA the Kuwaiti News Agency:
Kuwait’s celebration as a capital for Islamic culture 2016 will take place in time with the launch of Qurain Cultural Festival on January 22, said Secretary General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Ali Al-Youha.
The festival will present Kuwait’s cultural side and activities, aiming to attract Islamic and international media to Kuwait as a cultural center, Al-Youha told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Wednesday.
Kuwait was chosen as the capital by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), said the official, noting that the organization annually chooses three main capitals from the Arab World, Asia and Africa.
ISESCO also nominated the city of Male in the Maldives and Freetown city in Sierra Leone as the other two capitals for Islamic culture, during its meeting in October 2009, he added.
Meanwhile, Al-Youha said that the event will include different activities showcasing development in all parts of Islamic culture, seminars, conferences, poetry, workshops, musical and cinematic shows and scientific trips.
ISESCO was established in 1981 to develop sciences, education, culture and communication in the Islamic world. The organization, consisting of 52 member-states, works on presenting the true principles of Islam all over the world, encourage dialogue between different cultures and religions, spread peace and tolerance and develop cooperation between its members.