KD 70 mil­lion cul­tural cen­ter to grace Ah­madi gov­er­norate

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: The Na­tional Coun­cil for Cul­ture, Arts and Let­ters (NCCAL) is set to es­tab­lish a com­mu­nity cul­tural cen­ter in the gov­er­norate of Al-Ah­madi at a cost of KD 70 mil­lion, said sec­re­tary gen­eral of NCCAL Ali Al-Yoha yes­ter­day.

The cen­ter, when soon con­structed, will boast among its va­ri­ety of ameni­ties a mu­seum dis­play­ing its ar­ti­facts and relics in a state-ofthe-art ap­proach in­volv­ing in­ter­ac­tive pre­sen­ta­tion that should daz­zle the vis­i­tor, Yoha told KUNA.

He re­vealed that NCCAL is also plan­ning to es­tab­lish two more such cen­ters to be named Ab­dul­lah Al-Salem cul­tural cen­ter and Jaber Al-Ah­mad cul­tural cen­ter. These two should see the light in a few years’ time, he said.

More mu­se­ums are ur­gently needed at this time as there are vast num­bers of artis­tic pieces (more than 1600) that need to be housed and cared for and dis­played ap­pro­pri­ately for the pub­lic, he said. Within the next four years, the pub­lic should ex­pect see­ing nu­mer­ous art gal­leries, the­aters, and mu­sic con­cert halls, he promised. On a dif­fer­ent note, he said NCCAL was putting the last touches on the up­com­ing event cel­e­brat­ing Kuwait as the 2016 cap­i­tal of Is­lamic cul­ture, whose list of ac­tiv­i­ties will be an­nounced at the start of next month.

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