Saudi Arabia Donates $30M For Protection Of International Cultural Heritage

PARIS, France – Saudi authorities on Monday announced a donation of $30 million to support the work of the ALPH Foundation, the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas. Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the Kingdom’s minister of culture, made the announcement during the foundation’s second donors’ conference, which took place … More Saudi Arabia Donates $30M For Protection Of International Cultural Heritage

Lebanese Museum Returns Artefacts From Syria’s Ancient City Of Palmyra

BEIRUT – Five Roman artefacts from the ancient city of Palmyra, a site damaged during Syria’s decade – long conflict, were returned to Damascus on Thursday by a private Lebanese museum where they had been on display since 2018. The limestone statues and carved funerary stones dating from the Roman second and third centuries AD … More Lebanese Museum Returns Artefacts From Syria’s Ancient City Of Palmyra

Louvre Abu Dhabi License Extended Until 2047

The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s license has been extended by 10 years to 2047, the French presidency said Friday during a visit by Emmanuel Macron to the United Arab Emirates. The French president and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed agreed to the ‘extension for 10 years of the partnership over the Louvre Abu … More Louvre Abu Dhabi License Extended Until 2047

Dubai Wins Bid To Host Intl Council Of Museums Conference In 2025

PARIS, France – In a recognition of UAE’s leading position in the fields of creativity and innovation, the country has won the bid to host the 27th International Council of Museums (ICOM) General Conference 2025 in Dubai.  This was revealed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and … More Dubai Wins Bid To Host Intl Council Of Museums Conference In 2025

Saudi Culture Ministry Issues 149 More Scholarships

Saudi Arabia’s Culture Ministry on Tuesday said it issed 149 additional scholarship, which will provide specialized learning opportunities for Saudi male and female students at prominent international institutions. It is part of the ministry’s cultural scholarship program. Female students dominate the new batch of scholarships at 74 percent. The ministry said so far 50 percent … More Saudi Culture Ministry Issues 149 More Scholarships

Billionaire Elie Broad Dies At 87, Helped Create Los Angeles Art Scene

Elie Broad, the billionaire entrepreneur turned philanthropist and art collector who played an outsized role in shaping the art and cultural scene of Los Angeles, died on Friday at the age of 87. Broad passed away at Cedars – Sinai Medical Center is Los Angeles following a long illness, said Suzi Emmerling, a spokeswoman for … More Billionaire Elie Broad Dies At 87, Helped Create Los Angeles Art Scene

ARTS & CULTURE | Lebanon Return Two Stolen 18th – Century Religious Icons To Greece

ATHENS – – Lebanon handed back two 18th – century religious icons of Jesus and Mary to Greece on Tuesday after they were seized during an auction, a judicial sources said. The paintings were stole from an exhibition in Athens in 2016, and Greece put out an international notice calling for their return. Icons are … More ARTS & CULTURE | Lebanon Return Two Stolen 18th – Century Religious Icons To Greece

ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia Opens Entry For Cultural Ideas Contest

RIYADH – – The Saudi Minister of Culture has announced the opening of electronic registration for a cultural ideas contest offering prizes of up to SR 300,000 ($80,000). Participants are being asked to put forward proposal for creative and innovative activities at festivals and events being staged in the Kingdom. Cash awards will be made … More ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia Opens Entry For Cultural Ideas Contest

ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia’s Minister Of Culture Issues First Two Licenses For Music Institutes

Saudi Arabia has announced it has issued the first license for two music institutes to operate in the Kingdom, according to Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Farhan. In a tweet on Monday, Prince Badr called for those interested in the private and non – profit sectors to apply for licenses to operate … More ARTS & CULTURE | Saudi Arabia’s Minister Of Culture Issues First Two Licenses For Music Institutes

CULTURE | Red Sea Film Festival Presents Restored Al – Naami Works

JEDDAH – – The Red Sea Film Festival will host an exhibition celebrating the work of photographer and cinematographer Safouh Al – Naamani (1926 – 2016) and a screening program of contemporary Saudi and Arab cinema as part of Misk Art Week 2020, which will take place from Dec. 3-7 at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Fine Arts Gallery, Riyadh. The … More CULTURE | Red Sea Film Festival Presents Restored Al – Naami Works