Join AlNahda Society in celebrating its 60th anniversary with a visit to 60@Sixty, a fascinating exhibition allowing a rare glimpse of 60 objects from the collection of Saudi artifacts held by Art of Heritage, a non-profit company and a pivotal project of the Society that aims to preserve Saudi heritage. The Collection comprises nearly 60,000 items that have been collected by the Society’s woman founders over the last forty years. They represent the arts, crafts, and material culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and range from jewelry, textiles and garments, ethnographic materials, furnishings, and wooden doors, to photographic materials, maps, books and manuscripts, printed ephemera and multimedia.
Held within Diriyah’s historical At-Turaif District, 60@Sixty reflects the historic precedence of Sibalat Modhi, a community charitable endowment established in the 18th century during the First Saudi State. The building historically served as a free dwelling where Diriyah visitors, the needy, and students of science congregated. Sibalat Modhi was created to honor the life and service of philanthropist Modhi bint Sultan Abu Wahtan, matriarch to the Al Saud family. It is thus befitting that AlNahda celebrates its diamond jubilee on the grounds historically associated with philanthropy by women for the community.
The 60th anniversary of AlNahda Society is an ode to the work and leadership of its founder and president, Her Royal Highness Princess Sara bint Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. Established in 1963, AlNahda Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women socially and economically to be active partners in the development of Saudi Society.