MANAMA: One of the world’s most comprehensive and distinctive collections of Islamic art is being showcased at an exhibition in Bahrain.
It is on show at Al Fann: Art from Islamic Civilisation exhibition, opened by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad, at Bahrain National Museum yesterday.
The expo showcases the Al Sabah collection from Kuwait.
Bahrain Culture and Antiquities Authority (Baca) president Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa and Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah director general Shaikha Hessa Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah were present. The exhibition, co-organised by Baca and Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah, is one of the events in the programme calendar of the “Muharraq, Capital of Islamic Culture 2018”.
Princess Sabeeka said the distinctive collections reflect the authenticity and high value of the Islamic heritage.
She expressed hope that events marking “Muharraq, Capital of Islamic Culture 2018” will highlight the cultural role and achievements of Bahrain in all segments of the Arab and Islamic culture and express the civilised face of Islamic culture with its bright human aspects.
Princess Sabeeka also toured a section dedicated to manifestations of art in Muslim countries exhibited in raw materials including stones, wood, glass, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, ornaments and jewellery.