Bin Matar House: Place of Memory, Bahrain
Pearl-diving was for centuries the principal industry in Bahrain, and the Bin Matar family were important pearl merchants. Their house in Muharraq has been restored and turned into a “Place of Memory” museum exhibition. The work involved creating the scenario and story line for a permanent exhibition and full design including graphic design. The exhibition, which conveys its message through a variety of media, is designed to creatively interplay with simple but impressive historic interiors.
The www.bahrain web site lists the Bin Matar House among the ten top things to see in the country:
2008 – 2009
Commissioned by Shaikh Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa Center for Culture and Research, Bahrain.
Location: Muharraq, Bahrain.
Principal Designer: Agnieszka Dobrowolska
Technical Team: Jan Dobrowolski, Muhammad Mahmud al-Shami.