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+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

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

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 Hussa Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, Secretary-General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Mr. Ali al-Yoha, and the Undersecretary for Islamic Culture at the NCCAL [...]

State Hermitage Museum 250th Anniversary2017-09-27T14:21:13+00:00

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 to the Long Ago Zoo exhibition (where this lion is currently residing). We received more than 100 suggestions and have [...]

Name the Lion2017-09-27T14:21:13+00:00