Heritage Festival 2014


A photographic installation of traditional Bahraini clothing ‘dressed’ around the existing columns of the National museum. By exploring the triangular structures of a modern space and the shapes of these traditional costumes, the installation places these costumes, usually reserved for more private occasions, in a public setting. Using modern architecture as a means to display the geometric forms within traditional Bahraini dress, the exhibition aims to celebrate Bahraini heritage and it’s progressive vision.

Installation artists:

Melchior de Tinguy, Mahdi Aseeri, Mai Al Moataz, Waleed, Abbas and Eman Ali.

Participating photographers:

Isa Ashour, Abdullah Faqihi, Budoor Al Shamlan, Kawthar BuMatea, Khaled Almoayed, Khalifa Shaheen, Muneera AlKhalifa, Saeed, Abdullah, Safa Ahmed, Tosin Arowojolu and Wafa Fareed.

Muharraq Capital of Islamic Culture 2018