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

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

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+03:00

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+03:00

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+03:00

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+03:00

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+03:00

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+03:00