A Century of Kuwaiti Creativity

Post by Mark


Selections, the bi-monthly cultural magazine posted a short article on Kuwait’s Modern Art Museum. One bit of information that caught my attention was the fact the building used to be an important school before, a fact I wasn’t aware of:

Interestingly, the museum is housed in one of Kuwait’s few pre-World War Two era buildings, an imposing former school that educated some of the country’s most prominent figures, including the current Emir Sheikh Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Today, the unique building is managed by the National Committee of Culture, Arts and Literature, which is responsible for maintaining the collection and permanent displays on site.

You can check out the full article on the Selections website [Here]

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2 comments, add your own...

  1. RaZ says:

    Emir Sheikh Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah – you forgot his name Sabah

  2. A Kuwaiti Lexicographer says:

    Indeed. Both the Modern Art and Maritime Museums were originally the Sharqiya schools. There is a room in the Modern Art Museum that displays old photos and documents of the school and its faculty/students.

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