HH Amir inaugurates Al-Othman House Museum


His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah inaugurated Monday April,8th 2013, Al-Othman House Museum for Kuwait's heritage in Hawalli Governorate.

HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah was warmly received at the avenue by Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah; the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Secretary General Ali Al-Yuha, and Head of Kuwait Traditional Heritage Team Anwar Al-Rifai.

Also attended the inauguration ceremony, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, senior sheikhs, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Acting National Assembly Speaker Mubarak Bnayyah Al-Khurainej, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah and several top state officials.

Upon his arrival, HH the Amir raised the curtain to signal the inauguration of the museum and the start of the ceremony.

HH Sheikh Sabah toured the different sections and pavilions of the museum and expressed admirations of the displayed items which show the brilliant and rich heritage of Kuwait.

The official ceremony began with the performance of the national anthem and then a recitation of the Holy Quran. After that, Head of Kuwait Traditional Heritage Team Anwar Al-Rifai delivered a speech on the occasion.

In his speech, Al-Rifai cheered HH the Amir's participation in the inauguration ceremony of Al-Othman House Museum."The participation of your Highness in this ceremony shows the Kuwaiti leadership's great interest in preserving the traditional heritage," Al-Rifai said.

Al-Rifai pointed out that Al-Othman House Museum belonged to the Al-Othman family, who were one of the first Kuwaiti families to have a house outside the walled Kuwait City in 1947.

The Museum now hosts rare historical items and antiques for old Kuwaiti houses.

Al-Rifia noted that the Museum was renovated through a voluntary work from Kuwaiti youth interested in preserving the national heritage in cooperation with relevant government bodies.

Before leaving, two memorial gifts were presented to HH the Amir and HH the Crown Prince on the occasion.


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