An exhibition devoted to King Faisal bin Abul Aziz entitled “A life at the Heart of the Twentieth Century” will open this month in London, commemorating with it the 100th anniversary of his historic five-month visit to Britain, Ireland and France.
At the time, King Faisal was only a child and his visit marked the very first Saudi royal visit to England.
The exhibition will be held on December 20th in the Nash Room for three weeks, and it is organized by the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies.
King Faisal Foundation and the Kingdom’s embassy in the UK are both the official sponsors of the exhibition, while the Family Office Co. and Al-Saad Group for Investment and Development are the strategic ones, and finally Sadco Holding Co. comes as a gold sponsor.
“This exhibition is one of many to be held in Europe to introduce the world to King Faisal, his personality, history and biography as one of the most prominent world leaders,” said Prince Turki Al-Faisal, the chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies.
“The event, titled ‘A life at the Heart of the Twentieth Century,’ will run for three weeks. It will include some of his personal possessions, along with manuscripts, telegrams, letters, paintings, maps, photographs, articles and press coverage that documented this historic visit.” He added.
The exhibition will be divided into seven sections, “Najed” will showcase the king’s early life, while “India” will tell the story of the visit that constituted his first contact with the outside world.
“London” to document his visit, while “England, Wales and Ireland,” traces his subsequent tour of Britain and Ireland.