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I wasn't expecting such a varied collection of ME items that dated back centuries plus excellent English detailed descriptions. Having videos with esteemed curators explaining further details of the treasures was a huge bonus.
Don't miss the early photos from Peru. I'm not sure why...More
The Amricani Cultural Centre is one of the best museums in Kuwait. The museum covers artifacts from the region from ~7,000 BC onward. Some of what is impressive about this museum is the age of the artifacts and the sophistication in the design of those...More
It is not easy to distinguish well intentioned versus imperialistic designs. The former Hospital installations that reached various phases before conclusion-transformation as well as the post-missionary school as well as the neighbourhood (proximity to the sea, 'Kuwaitidad') form a foreground-background metaphorically and literally. The post...More
The Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah Museum (DAIM) in Kuwait is truly a gem. The DAIM is located in the Amricani Cultural Centre, the name itself alludes to the building’s original use – Kuwait’s first hospital, which was built by American missionaries. Thus, the building...More
Because the National Museum is still awaiting renovation, its collection is dispersed. Some of it is here, but the Centre's own exhibit of prehistoric and historic artifacts are well worth seeing. The cutest accompanying exhibition, "Long ago Zoo," curated by 6-12 year-olds is a real...More
I took my kids (8 year old and 6 year old) in the morning not knowing what to expect..it took me a while to find it even though the gps kept saying "you have reached your destination"...it was a quick turn off the Gulf road...More