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+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah at Yarmouk Cultural Centre

The new facility at Yarmouk officially opened on 27 September 2015. For more than 30 years, the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI) has been a beacon for culture and education in Kuwait, and now DAI have a new facility, along with the Amricani Cultural Centre, to call their own: Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah at Yarmouk Cultural Centre. The [...]

Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah at Yarmouk Cultural Centre2017-09-27T14:21:12+00:00

al Fann closes in Rome

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. [...]

al Fann closes in Rome2017-09-27T14:21:12+00:00

Story Time Readers Wanted

Dear Friends, We need your help.  Over the summer, the DAI started a Story Time programme that was a terrific success.  The children, many of whom came every week, loved the stories and so did the parents. (Truth be told, so did the readers!) So, due to popular demand, we’re going to launch CS21 Story Time, to be [...]

Story Time Readers Wanted2017-09-27T14:21:12+00:00

International Museum Day 2015

For the 3rd consecutive year, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, in accordance with the International Council of Museums, celebrated International Museum Day on May 15th from 4pm – 10pm at Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah’s Amricani Cultural Centre. The theme of International Museum Day this year was: Museums for a Sustainable Society. This theme highlights the role of museums in [...]

International Museum Day 20152017-09-27T14:21:13+00:00

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 Museum of Fine Arts Houston MFAH. Other than presenting a selection of Islamic art objects from our collection to [...]

Museum of Fine Arts Houston Exhibition2017-09-27T14:21:13+00:00

Meet Tarsus

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Tarsus! Tarsus is a zoomorphic figurine from India, currently residing in the Long Ago Zoo: Animals in The al-Sabah Collection exhibition at the Amricani Cultural Centre. He stands 50 cm high, is 54 cm long, and was carved in sandstone in the 9th century AH/15th century CE. However, until today he had no [...]

Meet Tarsus2017-09-27T14:21:13+00:00

Yarmouk Preview

For over six months, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah has taken on the challenge of moving the al-Maidan Cultural Centre to its new location at the al-Yarmouk Secondary School for Boys, and making it the new home for our cultural season events. Last week, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah passed a major milestone by opening the doors to Friends [...]

Yarmouk Preview2017-09-27T14:21:13+00:00