ARCHiNOS was commissioned to design the permanent exhibition in the Bin Matar house in Bahrain that had been thoroughly renovated. The house belonged to a prominent pearl merchant and the exhibit titled “Memory of the Place” showcases both the achievements of this remarkable man and the pearl fishing industry for which Bahrain was famous since antiquity.
The contemporary design includes exhibition panels and cases that freely flow through the house’s open spaces, interacting with the historic interiors, but not interfering with them.
Commissioned by the Shaikh Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa Center for Culture and Research, Bahrain
2008 – 2009.
Location: al-Muharraq, Bahrain.
Principal Designer: Agnieszka Dobrowolska
Technical Team: Muhammad al-Shami, Jaroslaw Dobrowolski