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19 September 2013 Russian Honour Award for Bahrain’s Culture Minister, H.E Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa
Russian Honour Award for Bahrain’s Culture Minister, 
H.E Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa

Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa was honoured today by President of the Russian Academy of Arts and Russian President's Advisor for Cultural Affairs Prof. Zurab Konstantines dze Tsereteli. Minister of Culture was granted the honorary membership of the academy in tribute to her tangible role and efforts in supporting arts, preserving the global human heritage in Bahrain and cementing cultural and artistic ties between Bahrain and Russia.

The event came as Kingdom of Bahrain’s art season opened with a group exhibition entitled Contemporary Bahraini Art Exhibition: New Horizons, at the Russian Art Academy in Moscow from 17 September – 15 October 2013. The exhibition started the contemporary fine art gallery for Bahraini artists at the Russian Academy of Arts (Zurab Tsereteli Arts Gallery). H.E Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa was present in the opening ceremony alongside Prof. Zurab Tsereteli, Arab and Foreign Ambassadors to Russia, Senior officials from the Russian Culture Ministry and Russian fine artists.


It is worth mentioning that H.E Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, Minister of Culture, was selected for this year’s Honorary Membership award given her great contributions to preserve world heritage and her strenuous efforts with regards to protection, conservation, presentation and rehabilitation of the country’s heritage. the Kingdom of Bahrain has manifestly proved to the world that it deserves to host the ARC-WH Centre . H.E underscored deep bilateral relations, stressing Bahrain's keenness to foster ties for the sake of both friendly countries and peoples. Minister of Culture also hailed the Russian culture initiative to welcome many Bahraini exhibitions showcasing artifacts dating back to Tylos civilization, and many other during the last two years.

It is to note that the honorary membership of the Russian Academy of Arts is granted only for international academics and artists who greatly served the global art momentum and human heritage. H.E Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammad Al-Khalifa, Minister of Culture, was selected for this honour in recognition of her strenuous efforts and great contributions in this respect.

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