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Mirrored Nature

New exhibition at the Amricani Cultural Centre Under the patronage of the Minister of Information and Minister of State Youth Affairs H.E. Mr. Mohammed Nasir Al-Jabri, the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI) welcomed everyone in Kuwait to the opening of its latest exhibition: Mirrored Nature: The Full Circle at the Amricani Cultural Centre. This special exhibition was curated [...]

Mirrored Nature2019-04-16T11:00:29+03:00

RIBA Exhibition

Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah is the proud supporter of the RIBA President’s Medal Exhibition which is being hosted by us for the second year in a row from the 7th - 25th April 2018 at the Amricani Cultural Centre.  The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards the RIBA President’s Medals annually as a way to [...]

RIBA Exhibition2019-04-03T11:59:06+03:00

Salat with Dr Samir Mahmoud

Salat 5th and 6th October 2018 On the 5th of October the workshop will be in English and the 6th it will be in Arabic. Salat: The Islamic Practice of Being Present to the Divine Presence in the Present Moment In an age of nihilism, relativism, anxiety, and depression we are most in need of [...]

Salat with Dr Samir Mahmoud2018-09-25T09:57:07+03:00

Emperors and Jewels

Experience the passion for opulence among the princes of India. Exquisite objects decorated with gems and carved from semi-precious stone reflect life at the courts. Aug 18, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019 at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto Discover the deep roots of contemporary fashion’s love affair with men’s jewellery and adornments in this [...]

Emperors and Jewels2018-08-19T13:18:49+03:00

Ivory Mat on Display

This Ivory Carpet has undergone extensive conservation before leaving Kuwait to go to Houston as a loan to the “Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India” exhibition to be opened at the museum of fine arts Houston from from the 4th of March till the 12th of August, then [...]

Ivory Mat on Display2018-07-23T16:45:25+03:00

Modern Architecture, Kuwait 2

Following the successful launch of the first volume of Modern Architecture Kuwait (MAK) in 2015, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah will launch the second volume: Essays, Arguments & Interviews on MAK on December 8th 2017 at the Amricani Cultural Centre. The second volume features interviews, essays, arguments as well as transcripts of contemporary publications from contributing authors and [...]

Modern Architecture, Kuwait 22017-12-12T16:45:34+03:00

Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Future

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW At a time when more than half of the world’s population is living in cities, any solution for dealing with the effects of climate change and the end of a development based on fossil fuels has to take city planning into account. The exhibition “Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Future,” as [...]

Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Future2017-10-24T11:26:11+03:00

My Story at Amricani

Do you or any of your family members, acquaintances or friends happen to have a story with the American Missionary hospital in Kuwait (Mustashfa Lemraicani) during the years from 1914 -1967, the official period of offering medical services in Kuwait? Please share with us your story or your memory during those old days by writing [...]

My Story at Amricani2017-09-27T14:21:12+03:00

Arts of the Hellenized East

Arts of the Hellenised East  Precious Metalwork and Gems of the Pre-Islamic Era By Martha L. Carter with contributions by Prudence O. Harper and Pieter Meyers An informative and beautifully produced guide to one of the world’s most spectacular collections of eastern Hellenistic and pre-Islamic precious metalwork. This is the sixth volume in Thames & Hudson’s celebrated series exploring the treasures [...]

Arts of the Hellenized East2017-09-27T14:21:12+03:00

Dr. Abdulmuttalib al-Ballam on YouTube

Cultural Season 22. Lecture given by Dr. Abdulmuttalib al-Ballam entitled Reconstructing Old Kuwait City Project. 19 December 2016 at the Yarmouk Cultural Centre, Kuwait.

Dr. Abdulmuttalib al-Ballam on YouTube2017-09-27T14:21:12+03:00