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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 2 2017-12-12T16:45:34+00:00

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 Future 2017-10-24T11:26:11+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 Amricani 2017-09-27T14:21:12+00:00

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 East 2017-09-27T14:21:12+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 YouTube 2017-09-27T14:21:12+00:00

Modern Architecture Kuwait (MAK) Debate

Yarmouk Cultural Centre 2016 As a parallel event to the first representation of Kuwait at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, the first conference on modern building heritage took place in Kuwait. The event included a series of round-table debates between architecture and planning practitioners and the local community. The success [...]

Modern Architecture Kuwait (MAK) Debate 2017-09-27T14:21:12+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 Centre 2017-09-27T14:21:12+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 Rome 2017-09-27T14:21:12+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 Wanted 2017-09-27T14:21:12+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 2015 2017-09-27T14:21:13+00:00