DeputyMinisters toured the centre’s unique offerings and celebrated local traditions
Kuwait- 19 November 2018: The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre (SASCC) recently welcomed on site Deputy Ministers of Municipal Affairs from different GCC countries, as part of an introductory visit to Kuwait’s newest and most prominent cultural landmark.
The Centre’s management and its team were delighted to host Eng. Ahmad Al Manfoohi, General Director of Kuwait Municipality, along with other dignitaries from Kuwait, and the Deputy Ministers of Municipal Affairs from the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar who toured the Natural History Museum, which is devided into the Ecosystem Museum and Our Earth Museum.
Boasting a total of 22 galleries with over 1,100 exhibited objects, The Centre has indeed carved out a pioneering place for itself on the international cultural scene.
The group of esteemed deputy ministers explored in more depth the Natural History Museum, home to amazing reptiles and mammals that inhabited our planet around 65 million years ago, and other huge creatures that populated Kuwait’s prehistoric seas. They were also introduced to the worlds of geology and geography; the role that Kuwait’s climate and industrial sector play in the world; and the environmentally-friendly steps to maintain a greener planet.
To celebrate this inaugural visit, Kuwait Municipal Affairs and the Centre organised a lavish dinner for its guests, coupled with a performance of traditional Kuwaiti folklore by renowned local artists, at the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre’s Theatre.
Hailed as one of Kuwait’s biggest achievements, the Centre is a distinguished initiative by the Diwan Amiri, whose unique features and exhibits have earned it the title ‘Public Building of the Year’ at the prestigious ABB LEAF Awards in 2017.
The Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre vision was developed by the Office of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and the development of critical, creative, and interpretive thinking skills through its world-class exhibitions and bespoke public educational programmes for the people of Kuwait.