Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah

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Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah is a cultural organization operating several cultural centers in Kuwait.[1][2]

Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah
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LocationKuwait City Kuwait
Coordinates29°22′05″N 47°57′44″E / 29.36794°N 47.96235°E / 29.36794; 47.96235

The organization has a collection of more than 20,000 items of rare Islamic art.[1] The collection belongs to Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah and his wife Sheikha Hussa Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, who personally oversees the Kuwait National Museum.[3][4] Many items, especially those from the pre-Islamic period, are housed at Amricani Cultural Centre in Kuwait.

The collection includes "books, manuscripts, ceramics, glass, metal, precious stones and jewelled objects, architectural ornaments, textiles and carpets, coins and scientific instruments."[4]

The Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah cultural centres include education wings, conservation labs, and research libraries.[2][5]


  1. ^ a b "The Al-Sabah Collection".
  2. ^ a b "Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah at Amricani Cultural Centre". darmuseum.org.kw.
  3. ^ "Qibla Cultural District".
  4. ^ a b "About - Kuwait National Museum". Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah. 16 Jul 2020. Archived from the original on 16 Jul 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  5. ^ "Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah at Yarmouk Cultural Centre".

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