Saudi Ministry of Culture, DGDA to set up art museum in Riyadh's Bujairi

Saudi Ministry of Culture, DGDA to set up art museum in Riyadh's Bujairi
Saudi Arabia's Museum of Modern Art to be developed in Riyadh.
Published: 17 October 2019 - 8:15 a.m.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) to establish the Saudi Museum of Modern Art in the Bujairi neighbourhood in Riyadh, with the aim of developing Diriyah as a cultural and recreational tourist destination that encourages creative artistic expression.

According to a statement by Saudi Arabia's state-owned news agency SPA, the museum project will be designed based on modern creative concepts that are influenced by traditional and local architectural styles.

The museum is part of DGDA’s attempt to preserve the history of Diriyah, and develop it into one of the world's most attractive historic sites, SPA reported.

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