KUWAIT, June 10 (KUNA) -- Information Minister, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Chairperson of the National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi has examined various tasks of the council and its buildings that need renovation.
Al-Mutairi has held meetings with the NCCAL officials, reviewing the council's strategy for the 2023-2028 period. A session grouped the minister with the NCCAL acting secretary general Dr. Mohammad Al-Jassar, where they examined a preliminary report about tasks set in the strategy, in addition to condition of the council's buildings.
There are plans to maintain and renovate affiliate sites, museums and theatres, in addition to the old Al-Mubarakiya School, prospected to be totally overhauled to turn into a museum depicting teaching history in Kuwait.
One of the topics that was discussed was upgrading other facilities such as Sabah Al-Ahmad Cultural Center and expanding it to incorporate a museum, a gallery, a library, centers for conventions and children, a green spot and an outdoor theater.
Moreover, the minister discussed with the NCCAL officials a blueprint to face lift Abdullah Mubarak Al-Kabeer Palace (Mishref Palace) and Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jaber Palace (formerly Sheikh Khez'el diwan) that was the first national museum in the Arabian Gulf. It had been designated to be listed among world's top heritage sites.
Furthermore, the discussions touched on reopening public libraries and partnership with the private sector to invest some NCCAL buildings for simulating the cultural movement in the country. (end)