Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa paid a visit at the ICC

2019-06-02
On June 2, 2019 Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa paid a visit at the ICC. She met with Agata Wąsowska-Pawlik, the ICC Director and Prof. Dr. Jacek Purchla, Chair of the OWHC Steering Committee.

She is the President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, Chairperson of the Board of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) as well as Founder and Chair of Board of Trustees of Sheikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research.

Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa was appointed as the Minister of Culture and Information of Bahrain in 2008 and as Minister of Culture in 2010. In 2015 the Ministry was reorganized into Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and remains under her leadership.

Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa was the first laureate of the Colbert Prize for Creativity and Heritage in 2010. She was also the first Arab personality to win Watch Award, awarded by the World Monuments Watch in 2015, for her role in preserving the monuments and culture of Bahrain. In 2017 she was named the Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
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