He said this while addressing the three-day International Conference on Islamic Art, which concluded at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) here.
Carboni said that the commission will set up museums in Najran and Arar by the year 2030. He also spoke about the ongoing museum project in Diriyah neighborhood. “The new museum will be opened within six months and that will be a preliminary version of the Saudi Arabia Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the Project to Develop the New Neighborhood in Diriyah.
The Black Gold Museum will be opened in Riyadh shortly thereafter, and this will be in partnership with the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center,” he added.
The conference with the theme of “Mosque: Innovation in object, form and function” aims to address the historic evolution, meanings and functions of the mosque, and it was organized jointly by Ithra and the Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture.
Several high-ranking officials and specialists in Islamic art and architecture addressed the conference during which they shed light on the elements of architecture and antiquities of mosques and their development through the ages, in addition to familiarizing the Islamic eras that saw the construction of mosques in unique artistic and architectural styles.
Source: Saudi Gazette