Saturday 10 December 2016

Under the patronage of His highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister, British Council Bahrain and the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities will launch a 4 months long photography exhibition titled “Explorations, Encounters, and Remembered Stories: 200 years of Bahrain-British Relations”. The exhibition is a platform that will highlight people-to-people daily relationship between Bahrainis and British that lived in both countries; Bahrain and the UK.

The exhibition will take place in the Bahrain National Museum and will be open to the public starting Monday, December 12th at 6:00 pm. The four months long exhibition focuses on the long term relationship between both the Bahraini community and the British will be open till April 30th, 2017.

British Council Country Director, Mr. Alan Rutt stated “The British Council is keen to always promote the friendly relationship between Bahrain and the UK and has launched many initiatives this year surrounding this theme; as we celebrate 200 years of Bahrain-UK relations. The photography exhibition that the British Council, in partnership with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, is organising is a wonderful way to conclude this year’s celebration.”

Mr. Rutt continued to thank the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and all the Bahraini and British nationals that have contributed to this essential exhibition.

The “Explorations, Encounters, and Remembered Stories: 200 years of Bahrain-British Relations” Photography Exhibition comes as part of the British Council one-year long celebration of the Bahrain-UK 200 anniversary.

Notes to Editor


The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA), as an affiliate of the Council of Ministers, was established in 2015 by the decree (10) issued by Deputy of His Majesty The King His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, The Crown Prince. Under the decree, Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa has been appointed as president of the newly-established panel, with the prerogatives of minister.Also, It is well know that the Ministry of Culture of Bahrain was established in 2008 by Royal Decree (104) as the Ministry of Culture and Information. His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa later issued decree  (31) for the year 2010 to change the Ministry of Culture and Information’s name to the Ministry of Culture.The Bahrain Culture and Antiquities Authority mandate includes overseeing the culture sector in the Kingdom. the Culture and National Heritage Sector, is responsible for setting all plans and programs related to culture, arts, and heritage in the Kingdom of Bahrain, with a vision to update and develop the cultural infrastructure, and activate the role of culture in social and economic development.

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