Saudi Culture Ministry to launch first oil museum

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Updated 10 September 2020

Saudi Culture Ministry to launch first oil museum

RIYADH: The Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), has announced the launch in July 2022 of the first permanent museum on oil.
The Black Gold Museum, at KAPSARC’s headquarters in Riyadh, will see the participation of artists from different countries. Through its diverse content, the museum will provide a creative account of the journey of oil in human life, from raw material to its contemporary compositions, through innovative artwork based on contemporary expressive concepts.
The museum is part of the Quality of Life Program 2020, which is part of the Vision 2030 reform plan.
The museum falls under the umbrella of the Specialized Museums initiative announced by the ministry.
The initiative includes art museums specialized in creative fields to be launched successively in a number of Saudi cities.
The Black Gold Museum will contain more than 200 contemporary works of art, and will host annual exhibitions and educational programs for all age segments.


Saudi graduates from UK universities honored in virtual awards ceremony

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Saudi graduates from UK universities honored in virtual awards ceremony

  • The Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, spoke during the virtual ceremony

LONDON: A virtual awards ceremony celebrating Saudi graduates from UK universities was held on Wednesday evening with the British and Saudi ambassadors in attendance. 

The Study UK Alumni Awards event was held to celebrate the success of Saudi students and their contribution to their professions and their community in the Kingdom.

The Saudi ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan, spoke during the virtual ceremony, which was streamed on the Facebook pages of the British Embassy in Riyadh and the British Council.

He was joined by Neil Crompton, the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

The ceremony’s awards were split into three categories — the Professional Achievement award won by Dr. Samar Khan of Nottingham Trent University, the Entrepreneurial award won by Abdulaziz Alsaeed of Newcastle University and the Social Impact award, which was given to Dr. Mawya Khafaji from the University of Exeter.