by Aminath Ifasa
  • 1 minute read
  • July 30, 2020
Saudi Governmental Institutions Will Now Have To Display Local Art By Royal Decree

With Saudi Arabia’s art scene gaining ground, the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture has announced that all government entities are now required to display works created by local artists in their offices by royal decree.

The move, which aims at preserving the rich cultural heritage of the country, follows a governmental proposal to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, comprising a list of acquired artworks, and traditional goods and crafts that commemorate the Kingdom, reported Arab News.

The Cabinet had previously instructed the ministry to prepare this national record for artistic works, which will then serve as a guide and database for creatives in the country. A commendable and timely decision, it’s sure to create more avenues for local artists to position themselves on the global map.

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