‘The Stamp Seals: Hallmark of Dilmun and its Hidden Art’ is an exhibition taking places in the Bahrain National Museum. It draws on the permanent collection of stamp seals of the Bahrain National Museum and some highlights from the National Museum of Kuwait. The display illustrates an exceptional selection of seals spanning the 3rd and 2nd millennia BCE and examines the use, techniques, diversity and splendour of the Dilmun seals.
The exhibition introduces the public to the great and multifaceted nature of Islamic culture through the spectacular al-Sabah collection of Islamic Art. Broadly divided into two parts, the display illustrates a chronological progression broken into four stages (from the very beginnings of the Islamic period up to and including the three great empires of the sixteenth century) and tackles themes that run transversely through Islamic art; mainly, calligraphy, geometric decoration, arabesque and figurative art and Jewellery.
February 1 (Thursday) 8:00 am - June 30 (Saturday) 8:00 pm
The Spring of Culture is an annual festival organized by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, the Economic Development Board and Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture and Research, and in collaboration with AlBareh Art Gallery, Al Riwaq Art Space, and La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art.
Now in its 13th year, the festival’s kickoff date coincides with Arab Tourism Day, which was adopted when Manama was the Capital of Arab Tourism in 2013 and commemorates the anniversary of the birth of the famous Arab traveller Ibn Battuta. Bahrain’s unique culturally and historically sites form the perfect backdrop to vibrant various exciting cultural events and activities featuring local, regional and international talents from song, music, theatre, to art and much more. These diverse events include lectures, workshops, exhibitions, concerts and other types of events. More details on the line-up of cultural events are available on the festival’s official website www.springofculture.org
Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre158 Avenue 28, Sanabis 11644
Where: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre
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April 24 (Tuesday) - May 24 (Thursday)
Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre