In this investigation of cultural initiatives in growing communities, H.E. Hala bint Mohammed Al Khalifa unpacks cultural institutions’ responsibility for urban planning and creating cultural hubs. Highlighting the overlap between her governmental role and artistic practice, H.E. will reflect on Bahrain’s initiatives in utilising cultural and heritage preservation in creating a sustainable city.
Hala Mohammed Al Khalifa is a practicing artist and Director General of the Culture and Arts Directorate at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities. In addition to teaching art at the university level over her career, she also held various positions in the arts departments at cultural institutions that carried responsibilities related to exhibitions, publications, museum education and the advancement of the artistic landscape within communities.