“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” 

 Those are the wise words of noted astronomer Carl Sagan. They also reflect an idea shared by Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah and Sheikha Hussa Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, co-owners of The al-Sabah Collection. Motivated by them, we are pleased to provided many different opportunities to ‘hear the voice of another person’ and, in our case, the stories told by objects in The al-Sabah Collection.


The al-Sabah Collection Libraries

Where Better Than a Library?
Where better to read than in a library? Where better to travel around the world or back through time than in the comfort of a cozy chair in a library? Where better to find answers to questions you had and to questions…

The al-Sabah Collection Books and Catalogues

 The books shown below offer extensive looks into specific aspects of The al-Sabah Collection. The purpose is to give interested parties a detailed tour of a media or a genre in a format that presents the history and artistic techniques behind the objects and also the culture and communities that inspired them.

Hadeeth ad-Dar

Hadeeth ad-Dar is a quarterly publication driven by the DAI Cultural Season. Every year for almost thirty years, select authors, specialists, and scholars from the 

Bareed ad-Dar

Bareed ad-Dar is the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah newsletter. Distributed to Friends of the DAI around the world, Bareed (as it’s commonly known) serves