Cultural Season 20Lecture with Ziad RajabFabric Painting WorkshopRecent EventsJunior Docent ProgramGoogle Art ProjectAmricani Cultural Centre

Cultural Season 20

“The Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah promotes the fusion of people, cultures and ideas,” said NCCAL Assistant Undersecretary Abdulkareem al-Ghadban. “Our exhibitions do that by bringing together objects created by different people, in different places, from different periods and highlighting their shared humanity. This, our 20th Cultural Season features activities that do the same: through lectures, educational opportunities, cinema, theatrical and musical performances, workshops and special events.”

Lecture with Ziad Rajab

Traditionally the new DAI Cultural Season commences with a lecture by the Tareq Rajab Museum. This year the lecture will be given by Ziad Rajab and the subject is Lady Jane Digby to be held in the Baha at the Amricani Cultural Centre, 29th September at 7pm.

Fabric Painting Workshop

Presented by Tasnim Fakhri, this workshop will show participants how a few easy painting strokes can result in a beautiful work of art. Tuesday 30th September. 7pm Amricani Cultural Centre.

حلّ معالي وزير الإعلام ووزير الدولة لشؤون الشباب الشيخ سلمان الحمود الصباح،
ضيفا على “دار الآثار الإسلامية” في زيارة ميدانية لموقع “ميدان اليرموك
الثقافي”، التابع لــ دار الآثار الإسلامية، إذ كان في استقباله كل من الشيخة
حصة صباح السالم المشرف العام في دار الآثار الإسلامية، والسيد/ عبدالكريم
الغضبان، الأمين المساعد لقطاع دار الآثار الإسلامية، وأيضا السيد / أسامة
البلهان مدير العلاقات العامة في دار الآثار الإسلامية، وفريق العاملين على
مشروع تطوير الموقع الجديد في منطقة اليرموك، إذ اطلع معالي وزير الإعلام على
آخر التطورات والرسومات الهندسية الجاري تنفيذها، واستمع لشرح مفصّل لما تم
الانتهاء منه في أعمال البناء والإنشاءات في الموقع وللقادم من ترتيبات منتظرة
للانتهاء قريبا منه ، مبديا دعمه الكامل للمشروع والمشرفين عليه.

H.E Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, the Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, visited the construction site for DAI’s new al-Maidan Yarmouk Cultural Centre. Accompanied by DAI’s Director General Sheikha Hussah Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, Assistant Secretary-General for the National Council Abdul-Kareem al-Ghadban, and DAI’s Director of Public Relations Osama al-Balhan, Sheikh Salman was briefed on the latest developments at the site, and reviewed a detailed plan on current progress. He expressed his full support for the project and the project supervisors.

Recent Events

Click on the link below to see a roundup of recent events including lectures, diplomatic visits, children’s art workshop news, concerts and visiting scholars who have come to Kuwait to participate in our cultural programmes.

Junior Docent Program

Members of our Junior Docents recently visited the collection offices to learn first hand of the rigours of working with objects. They were introduced to the basics of curatorial work by our curator Salam Kaoukji.

Google Art Project

Since joining Google Art project in mid 2013 The al-Sabah Collection has had over 47,000 visits with more than 600,000 page views. Click on the button below to visit Google Art Project and have a close look at some of the items from the collection.

Amricani Cultural Centre

Find us on the corner of Arabian Gulf Road and al-Shuhada Street, by the National Assembly Parliament building and across the road from Youm al-Bahaar. Opening hours: Monday – Thursday, Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM; Friday: 2 PM – 7 PM (Sunday closed for maintenance).

The Collections

The al-Sabah Collection is regarded by international authorities as one of a small handful of the most comprehensive collections of Islamic art in the world. It has continued to grow since its inception increasing its strengths in all categories.

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Travelling exhibitions and object loans to museums are part of Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah’s strategy for sharing the arts and culture of the Islamic world. To find out more about our current exhibitions programme.

Latest Exhibitions

Cultural Season

The Cultural Season at DAI is an integral part of the organisation’s contribution to the enrichment of the local community. The Annual Cultural Season typically begins end of September and ends in May of every year.

20th Cultural Season