Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah announces exciting new docent opportunities

March 4, 2014 12:25 pm

The Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (DAI) is pleased to announce that training for new docent’s will begin in mid-March and that the training will be offered in English and Arabic. There will be an information meeting on Sunday, 9 March at 7 PM at the Amricani Cultural Centre for those interested in learning more about the programme.

DAI docents are specially trained volunteers that play an important role in the operation of the Amricani Cultural Centre. The docents host guests to the museum, from classroom visits to VIPS, participate in the implementation of special events, conferences, and exhibition opening, and support the organization in a myriad of other ways.

The DAI docent programme, which is four years old, is open to anyone willing to learn about the DAI, the Amricani Cultural Centre and the exhibitions and share that information with visitors from around the world. The training takes approximately 15 hours and all docents are asked to volunteer a minimum of 3 hours per month.

“The contribution of our docents cannot be overestimated. Just this year, our docents helped launch four new exhibitions, participated in an international conference on art and antiquity, contributed to the success of our first International Museum Day event, introduced the exhibitions to almost 1,000 children from some 60 classrooms, and hosted guests from Kuwait cultural organisations and visiting dignitaries from around the world,” said Sheikha Hussah Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, DAI director general and co-owner of The al-Sabah Collection.

For further information please contact:
Amna Al Jarery
Action Kuwait
Telephone number: +965 2491 5616

Laila Al-Tarawneh
Action Kuwait
Telephone number: +965 2491 5616