Science Museum Group to create museum hub in Saudi Arabia

A partnership between the Ministry of Culture in Saudi Arabia and the Science Museum Group will see a Museums Hub created in Riyadh.

The Science Museum Group is to create a Museums Hub in Saudi Arabia which it says will become a ​​“centre of excellence for science and culture and support the wider museum sector”.

The new hub, to be located in Riyadh, hoped to enable the Science Museum Group to work with museum professionals, researchers and educators in Saudi Arabia.

The city is already home to its National Museum, King Abdulaziz Historical Center and Saqer-Aljazirah Aviation Museum.

The group has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Culture for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The group said the partnership builds on a Cultural Memorandum of Understanding signed by the DCMS Secretary of State with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2022.

Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer met with Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan during a visit to the UK yesterday.

Sir Ian Blatchford, Director and Chief Executive of the Science Museum Group said the partnership would “help support positive change in Saudi Arabia, helping to build science engagement and grow a strong, sustainable museums sector.”