Al Ghanem House

In her work The Voice of the Oud, Jehan Rejab includes some photographs and information on the Bayt Al Ghanim House. In his 2005 article “Socio-Spatial Analysis of Traditional Kuwaiti Houses,” Kuwait University Professor Omar Khattab tells us that it was built in 1919 for a rich pearl merchant, was built of mud and coral stone with traditional wooden roofs, and had four courtyards. He also writes that, “the house currently contains the ateliers for the National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters called the Liberal Art. A number of local as well as regional art exhibitions are held in the spaces of the house.” I’ve been unsuccessful finding any more information or finding out if the house still exists and hosts art shows.

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