Tareq Rajab Museum

Tareq Rajab was born in Kuwait in 1935. His grandfather Sayid Omar was an accomplished calligrapher and first headmaster of Kuwait’s first public school. In 1953 he went to England to study, where he met his wife Jehan. In 1969 the couple founded the New English School. In 1980, they opened their museum, “bringing together an extensive private collection of Islamic art.” In 2007, they opened a second museum, focused on Islamic calligraphy.

Both Tareq and Jehan were also prolific writers, some of the books they published are below


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