October 16, 2019

Muharraq receives ‘Aga Khan Prize for Architecture’

Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, Sheikha Mai bint Mohammad Al Khalifa, President (ret.) Mintimer Shaimiev – Picture by BACA

Friday, 13 September 2019, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation: the Board of Trustees of ‘Sheikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture and Research’, received, the prestigious ‘Aga Khan Award for Architecture’ for the “Revitalisation of Muharraq” projects, directly from the hands of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

The awards ceremony took place at Tatar Musa Jalil State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Kazan, in the autonomous republic of Tatarstan. The republic’s first President Mintimer Sharipovich Shaimiev took part in the ceremony wherein the Sheikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center was represented by Minister Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, President of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities. 
In 2018 Muharraq, Bahrain’s second largest city was the year’s Islamic City of Culture. 

For further information 

Muharraq, Islamic Capital of Culture: http://www.diplomatmagazine.eu/2018/11/03/muharraq-capital-of-islamic-culture-2018/

Bahrain TV on the ceremony: https://www.facebook.com/culturebah/videos/445722309620854/

Aga Khan Architecture Award: https://www.akdn.org/architecture

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