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Sheikh Nasser and Kuwait's History

The History of Kuwait through the life of Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah (Arabic: ناصر صباح الأحمد الصباح; 27 April 1948 – 20 December 2020) who was the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense of Kuwait, and before that he was the head of the Amiri Diwan in 2006–2017. Nasser was the eldest son of the ruler or Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

The History of Kuwait News covers the stories of Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah and his lasting legacy.

Sheikh Nasser established Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah, a Kuwaiti cultural foundation based around the Al-Sabah Antiques Group. Sheikh Nasser Sabah was an honorary member of the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Dar al Athar al Islamiyyah is a cultural organisation operating several cultural centres in Kuwait.

The organisation has a collection of more than 20,000 items of rare Islamic art. The collection belongs to Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah and his wife Sheikha Hussa Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, who personally oversees the Kuwait National Museum. Many items, especially those from the pre-Islamic period, are housed at Amricani Cultural Centre in Kuwait.

The collection includes “books, manuscripts, ceramics, glass, metal, precious stones and jewelled objects, architectural ornaments, textiles and carpets, coins and scientific instruments.

The centres include education wings, conservation labs, and research libraries.

Sheikh Nasser has a rich history – the Arabic version of his website delves deeper into Kuwait’s History and Sheikh Nasser’s legacy.

If you wish to view the Arabic website please click here

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