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+01:00

Sheikha Hussa in Paris and Florence

"Whither the Arabic World? Revisiting Democratic Transition Theory" is a conference jointly organized by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and Sciences Po at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) from the 5th – 7th of November 2014. The conference, chaired by the Dean of the PSIA Professor Ghassan Salame, will be attended by Dar [...]

Sheikha Hussa in Paris and Florence2017-09-27T14:21:14+01:00

Questions of Provenance

At the al-Sabah collection issues of provenance are often discussed and, occasionally there are comments on the role that collectors might play in the trade in illicit and looted antiquities. Here are some illuminating comments on the subject from our from our curatorial offices: Unfortunately looting antiquities doesn't just occur in times of trouble, and [...]

Questions of Provenance2017-09-27T14:21:14+01:00