Al-Fann: Art from the Islamic World

Amricani Cultural Centre
20 October 2019 – present
al-Fann is a comprehensive exhibition presenting an overview of art from the Islamic world. The exhibition includes more than 350 objects from different eras, regions and materials, including ivory, glass, stucco, metalwork, pottery, rock crystal, manuscripts, woodwork, stone, and textiles, including carpets. Curated by Giovanni Curatola, the exhibition premiered in October 2010 at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Italy. It then travelled to Vienna, Austria in early 2011. It was on exhibition at the National Museum of Korea, located in the South Korean capital Seoul, from July 2013 to October 2013.

Modern Architecture of Kuwait
(1949 - 1989)

Amricani Cultural Centre
8 December 2017 – Present
MAK exhibition covers 150 projects that were designed, constructed or commissioned during the designated period. The project was organised and executed by three architects, Roberto Fabri, Ricardo Camacho and Sarah Saragoça Soares, who also prepared a comprehensive catalogue of the exhibition. A second book related to the exhibition, Essays, and Arguments & Interviews on Modern Architecture Kuwait.

Mirrored Nature: The Full Circle

Amricani Cultural Centre
2 April 2019 – Present
Mirrored Nature: The Full Circle marries art and science, as understood by young people, to present an exhibition that is both engaging and thought provoking.
This is the second exhibition of objects from The al-Sabah Collection curated and executed by children between the ages of 6 and 12. The participants are given complete access to objects in the collection and are responsible for defining the theme of the exhibition, selecting the objects, creating the supporting materials, and directing the installation of the objects.

Story of the Amricani

Amricani Cultural Centre
25 February 2011 – Present
This multi-media exhibition tells the story of healthcare in Kuwait, from the arrival of the first western doctors in the early 20th century to the Kuwait’s provision of government health services in 1967.

Arts of the Islamic Lands: Masterpieces from The al-Sabah Collection The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX USA

20 January 2013 – ongoing
The al-Sabah Collection is cooperating with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) to provide an introductory look at Islamic art. The exhibition, some objects of which change on an annual basis, highlights the diversity and beauty of art from the region. Featuring around 280 objects that present the chronological and geographic spread of the Islamic world, the exhibition always includes objects that showcase arabesque, calligraphy, figurative, and repeating geometric patterns. This allows visitors to the MFAH to discover the full depth of art from the region.


19 cm. diam
Inv. no. LNS 5081 J

23.05.2017 It is on a five year loan to the British Museum’s permanent
Egyptian galleries. (Case dc 10, Room 63)

Royal Tombs of the 16th and 17th Dynasties The British Museum, London, England

The kings of the 16th and 17th Dynasties (about 1650–1550 BC) immediately preceded the great pharaohs of the New Kingdom. They had little power and only ruled over southern Egypt, which
they did from Thebes. The north of Egypt was controlled by Asiatic rulers called the Hyksos.

The tombs of the Theban kings, and those of most of their relatives and highest officials, are in a part of the city’s necropolis that is today called Dra Abu el-Naga. Many of these tombs were first discovered in the early 19th century, with a remarkable number of objects still preserved, but soon the finds were sold and dispersed. The tombs were subsequently lost, but excavations by the German Archaeological Institute and the Spanish National
Research Council are bringing them back to light.

Silver diadem of a queen

Early 16th Dynasty, about 1650 BC
Probably from Western Thebes, cemetery of Dra Abu el-Naga

Egyptian royal jewellery is extremely rare. This diadem displays two cobras rather than one, which suggests that it belonged to a queen. It is most probably from the burial of Queen Montuhotep, the wife of King Djehuty, in Thebes. The burial was found intact by locals between 1822 and 1825. The queen’s body and coffin are now lost, but copies of the coffin’s decoration were made in 1832 and are now in the British Museum and the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Silver was so rare that it was deemed more valuable than gold. The cobras are made of silver with a higher gold and copper content than the rest of the diadem. The basketwork design on the headband was worked by displacing the metal (chasing). The details on the cobras and streamers are early examples of metal engraving.

al-Sabah Collection

Interactive Virtual Tour

Created by GMCC Team & Pro Art Group

Created by GMCC Team & Pro Art Group

You May Also SEE

error: Content is protected !!