Visiting The Museum

Saturday – Thursday: 09:00 AM – 12.00 PM & 16:00 PM – 19:00PM
Friday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Tareq Rajab Museum
Block 12, Street 5, Building 22
Jabriya, Kuwait

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy
Block 12, Street 1, Building 2
Jabriya, Kuwait

Admission is KD2 for adults
Admission for school trips is free
The same ticket can be used at both museums

Visiting The Museum

Saturday – Thursday: 09:00 AM – 12.00 PM & 16:00 PM – 19:00PM
Friday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Tareq Rajab Museum
Block 12, Street 5, Building 22
Jabriya, Kuwait

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy
Block 12, Street 1, Building 2
Jabriya, Kuwait

Admission is KD2 for adults
Admission for school trips is free
The same ticket can be used at both museums

Visiting the Museum

Saturday – Thursday: 09:00 AM – 12.00 PM & 16:00 PM – 19:00PM
Friday: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Tareq Rajab Museum
Block 12, Street 5, Building 22
Jabriya, Kuwait

Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy
Block 12, Street 1, Building 2
Jabriya, Kuwait

Admission is KD2 for adults
Admission for school trips is free
The same ticket can be used at both museums

Welcome To The Tareq Rajab Museum

Established in 1980 by Tareq S. Rajab and Jehan S. Rajab, the Tareq Rajab Museum houses a collection of over thirty thousand items collected over the last sixty years, of which approximately ten thousand are on permanent display. While the museum is often referred to as a single entity, its collections are displayed across two nearby locations. The “Tareq Rajab Museum“, is the original museum founded in 1980 and is home to the collections of  Islamic manuscripts, ceramics, glass, metalwork including the Bronze Door of Sultan Barquq, Islamic arms and armour, a large collection of silver folk jewellery, textiles, embroideries, costumes, musical instruments and orientalist artwork. In contrast, the “Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy“, which was founded in 2007, displays a range of mediums for Arabic script including manuscripts by famous calligraphers and scientists such as Yaqut Al-Musta’simi, Sheikh Hamdullah Al-Amasi, Ya’qub Ibn Ishaq Al-Kindi and Qusta Ibn Luqa Al-Ba’albaki, contemporary calligraphy and art, as well as decorated ceramics, metalwork, glass and textiles, such as four Burqa’s (curtains of the Holy Ka’aba’s door) located at the centre of the museum and a curtain from the inside of the shrine of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) in Medina. 

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We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Her Excellency, Aliya Mawani, the Canadian Ambassador to Kuwait to our Islamic Calligraphy Museum 🇨🇦🇰🇼

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Her Excellency, Aliya Mawani, the Canadian Ambassador to Kuwait to our Islamic Calligraphy Museum 🇨🇦🇰🇼 ...

🎨 Miniature week is here. 7 days of posts of various Persian miniatures from the Tareq Rajab Museum's collection!

🖼 A Persian miniature is a small Persian painting on paper, whether a book illustration or a separate work of art intended to be kept in an album. The techniques used are broadly similar to those used in Western Medieval and Byzantine traditions in illuminated manuscripts. Today, Persian miniatures serve as virtually the best-known form of Persian painting in the West. 

🇮🇷 Miniature painting became a significant genre in Persian art in the 13th century AD, receiving substantial Chinese influence after the Mongol conquests, with the tradition reaching its zenith in the 15th and 16th centuries. After this, the tradition began to take on increasing Western influence. 

🎞 Reel by @tareqrajab 

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🎨 Miniature week is here. 7 days of posts of various Persian miniatures from the Tareq Rajab Museum's collection!

🖼 A Persian miniature is a small Persian painting on paper, whether a book illustration or a separate work of art intended to be kept in an album. The techniques used are broadly similar to those used in Western Medieval and Byzantine traditions in illuminated manuscripts. Today, Persian miniatures serve as virtually the best-known form of Persian painting in the West. 

🇮🇷 Miniature painting became a significant genre in Persian art in the 13th century AD, receiving substantial Chinese influence after the Mongol conquests, with the tradition reaching its zenith in the 15th and 16th centuries. After this, the tradition began to take on increasing Western influence. 

🎞 Reel by @tareqrajab

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