Collecting Memories - 30 Years of the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah
by Day, Susan Ellen
Kuwait: National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters, 2015. Slipcased. NF/VG- (light rubbing to one side of slipcase). Slate cloth/boards; brocade design on one cover; grey/silver titling on other cover and spine. Polka dot end papers. 443 pp. full of mostly color images. Housed in a black, thin cardboard slipcase with titling on spine. Heavy and will require extra postage. Parallel text, English/Arabic. Catalogue from the same title as the exhibition, commemorating 30+ years of Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah as a cultural institution in Kuwait and abroad. Includes a foreword by Hussah Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah (Director-General of the foundation and Co-Owner of the Al-Sabah Collection); an introduction by Susan Ellen Day; and the catalogue in four sections: The Beginning (1983-1989); Turning Point (1990); To al-Maidan (1995-2010); and Two Pioneers (2011). With memories and other essay material by various museum directors and curators, ambassadors, sheiks, etc. With a chronology of each year's programs in review, stunning images of art, events, and people, and works from the al-Sabah collection. Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah (DAI) is a cultural organisation based around the private art collection owned by Sheikh Nasser Sabah al Ahmed al Sabah, founder of The al Sabah Collection and his wife, DAI director general and co-founder Sheikha Hussah Sabah al Salem al Sabah. Since its inception in 1983, DAI has grown from a single focus organisation created to manage the loan of the prestigious al Sabah Collection of art from the Islamic world to the State of Kuwait to become an internationally recognised cultural organisation.
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