Our Collections

Our Arab – Islamic art collection includes over 700 objects dating from as early as the 2nd century AH/7TH century AD up to current times. It includes weaponry, writing and calligraphy implements, ceramic and metal wares, medical instruments and wood carvings, textiles and coins. These objects represent the various regions and historic eras of Islamic Civilization. 

The King Faisal collection consists of modern historic objects that memorialize the life and accomplishments of King Faisal Al Saud (1906 – 1975). It includes roughly 800 objects that include costumes, medals, plaques, paper documents to furniture and weaponry and such.

The Coins and Currencies collection is comprised of two groups; the first group was donated by the late Queen Effat, wife of King Faisal, while the second group was gifted by Prince Turki Al Faisal. 

The Saudi Memory Collection contains tens of thousands of rare materials that belong to the historical and popular heritage of the Arab world in general and the Arabian Peninsula in particular. It includes the library of Dr. Saad Al-Suwaiyan, and audio recordings over more than 40 years of work and academic production. It has been divided as follows: Audios, photographs, books and references, and digital sources.

The Fine Arts Collection collection includes more than 900 paintings of the fine art and photographic images acquired or donated to the center.

The Center History Collection is under assembly to document the establishment stage and beginnings of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. It contains all material related to the history of the Center including paintings, pictures and drawings.


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King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
P.O. Box: 51049
Riyadh 11543
Saudi Arabia
Phone: 00966114652255
Fax: 00966114659993
Email Address: kfcris@kfcris.com

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