The Bin Matar House, or as it is known today, Place of Memory, is a cultural treasure and a snapshot of Bahraini art. The house used to be a residential home that was converted into a museum that houses various sculptures and other artwork that were owned in a private collection by the bin Matar family. The vast majority of the collection pays homage to pearl divers along with actual tools of the trade of the industry. These are the same tools that were pulled from the depths of the sea bringing much wealth to Bahrain.
Although the staccato tapping of pearls on metal sieves has long since dissipated from echoing in the halls of this home, the rich legacy of the Bahraini pearl industry can still be sensed within its walls in an almost tangible feeling. The bin Matar Family, having been one [Read more…]