The National Museum hosts the American Chamber of Commerce in Arabia for a night of arts, culture and entertainment

It is a cultural monument that uses the heritage of the Kingdom to highlight the identity, depth and cultural dimensions of the nation.

RIYADH: Visitors to the Kingdom National Museum in Riyadh will see ancient statues found throughout Saudi Arabia, the cover of Al-Kaaba, the life-size architecture of old houses from different regions and many other historical artifacts from the stone age to the two saints. Mosques today.

On Wednesday, it was the turn of the arts, culture and entertainment committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia to live “A night at the National Museum”.

More than 100 guests enjoyed an evening hosted by the Kingdom’s National Museum, rich in Saudi culture. Guests enjoyed a guided tour, traditional cuisine and customs, engaging museum activities, a Saudi musical performance and prizes from Saudi businesses.

Ali Al-Hammad, an English-speaking tour guide, presented thought-provoking facts about historical art and cultural exhibits to the American chamber attendees. Visitors were able to ask questions directly to the in-house expert, who shared his expertise on Saudi culture.

Al-Hammad expressed his excitement to have so many guests in one tour.

“I’ve worked here for 22 years and I’m glad there were a lot of visitors today. We are always delighted to see people appreciate our story. There are many things that have been on display recently, for example, the statues found in AlUla that have been stored for many years and are now on view for all to see.

The National Museum is divided into eight galleries, each representing a different historical period. The galleries are listed in chronological order, beginning with the creation of the universe through the unification of Saudi Arabia and the growth of Hajj.

Tarik Solomon, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia, said the museum was a place visitors would not forget.

“It’s one of those things that everyone will remember and my favorite part is Al-Kiswa; you come here and you see the cover of Al-Kabba. I can’t wait to see what’s next; I heard that culture, art and heritage museums are growing in the Kingdom, so I’m grateful to be here.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia helps individuals with business interests in the United States and the surrounding community connect, grow, and prosper in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Eastern Province, commercially and staff.

Todd Nims, chair of the chamber’s arts, culture and entertainment committee, thanked the National Museum for hosting the visit, presenting it as an example of cross-cultural exchange.

“This cultural exchange is what we encourage as a community and I think we are excited to do things like this, like today we tasted real Saudi food from the hands of Saudi women,” said- he declared.

“We aim to serve the community by increasing the appreciation of Saudi culture here in the Kingdom we call home and look forward to many more opportunities to engage and explore these gems of Riyadh, Jeddah and the province. from the east.”

Chamber Communications Manager Hana Nemec was overwhelmed by the National Museum’s response: “As an American expat who has been in the Kingdom for six years, my appreciation for Saudi Arabia and its rich culture continues to grow. develop day by day. daytime. I can’t get enough.

The National Museum, part of the King Abdulaziz Historical Center, was founded in 1999 to celebrate Saudi unification.

The museum is a cultural monument that uses the heritage of the Kingdom to highlight the identity, depth and cultural dimensions of the nation.

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