Isa Cultural Centre, a national cultural centre affiliated with the Royal Court, is one of the most prominent cultural institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain, with its various divisions which provide a variety of intellectual and cultural services.
Isa Cultural Centre was named in memory of the late Amir, His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa. The Centre is one of the new beacons of science and knowledge, integrated with other sources of knowledge and cultural foundations in Bahrain. It provides the means to get acquainted with the latest world updates of scientific, intellectual, and cultural domains.
The Centre is built and financed by the joint efforts of the government and private sectors as an integrated leading cultural landmark with distinct clear objectives and functions emanating from and inspired by the cultural flourishing cultural and scientific progress witnessed by the Kingdom of Bahrain in its contemporary history under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa King of Bahrain.progress witnessed by the Kingdom of Bahrain in its contemporary history under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa King of Bahrain.
Isa Cultural Centre is a unique architectural edifice of its kind, combining the originality of traditional architecture and sophisticated technology. The design of the Centre has taken into account the original Bahraini architectural heritage which is harmonious with Islamic inscriptions and epigraphs and modern architecture.
The Centre includes the following cultural facilities:
- Historical Documents Centre
- National Library
- Exhibitions, Conferences and Seminars Halls and Venues
- National Archives
- Children Library
- Cultural, Scientific and Artistic Affairs
- Headquarter of the Secretariat General of Isa Award for Service to Humanity.
"We would like to see Isa Cultural Centre a replica of Bahrain in the dawn of its civilization as a Centre for knowledge to the civilized world, absorbing all new and useful human inputs to remain a symbol of Bahrain’s progress and prosperity over the time..."
"In memory of the Late Amir, His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the founder of modern Bahrain, and as a reading of the reform project of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa King of Bahrain, may Allah bless him, the mission of Isa Cultural Centre is to disseminate the Bahraini culture at the local and global levels, to provide a distinct and effective cultural services for all segments of the society and to open up to the world cultures."
- Provide and maintain books and publications in various fields of knowledge and culture
- Organize cultural and scientific activities and events
- Preserve the Arab and Islamic cultural heritage
- Introduce Bahrain’s culture and history
- Encourage dialogue among cultures and civilizations
- Encourage and support intellectual and cultural innovation at the national level