The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.
Leading curators, designers, artists and cultural figures from across the world were invited to nominate applicants to the Jameel Prize. Over 200 entries were received from countries as diverse as Puerto Rico, Mali, Pakistan, Turkey and Thailand. A panel of judges, chaired by the former V&A Director, Martin Roth, selected the shortlist of eleven artists and designers.
Art Jameel is a not-for-profit organisation that supports artists and creative communities. Current initiatives include running heritage institutes and restoration programmes, plus a broad range of arts and educational initiatives for all ages. The organisation’s programmes foster the role of the arts in building open, connected communities; at a time of flux and dramatic societal shifts, this role is understood as more crucial than ever. Winter 2018 will mark the opening of the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai, one of the first not-for-profit contemporary arts institutions in the city.
Kasteyev State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the largest art museum and the country's leading research, cultural and educational fine arts center. Museum’s rich, diverse, precious collection gives a lively idea of the artistic culture of Kazakhstan, Europe and Asia, old masters and contemporary art artists. It includes more than 25000 art objects.
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
«G and G» is a chain of luxury boutiques and an exclusive representative of the most famous Italian fashion houses in Almaty. The company represents such brands as Fendi, MaxMara, Marina Rinaldi, Sergio Rossi, Weekend by MaxMara, Simonetta Ravizza, Max & Co, Pennyblack for more than 10 years.
In the heart of Central Asia, in the southern capital of Kazakhstan - Almaty, there is a five-star hotel Rahat Palace, combining in its appearance a classic style and the latest technology that meets all the requirements of a modern business person. A distinctive feature of the hotel is a high international level of service in the best traditions of the hospitable East. The harmonious combination of oriental luxury, European elegance, the art of meeting guests, surrounding them with attention and care, remains an unchanged tradition, carefully preserved by the hotel. Almost all of the hotel rooms offer stunning views of the mountains.