Lecture Series

Painting & Patronage has regularly organised a series of lecture series of cultural, educational and development issues at several institutions of higher education across Saudi Arabia and Europe.

In recent years these have included half day and day long conferences at the King Abdul Aziz Science & Technology Building, the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, the King Saud University, the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, the King Abdul Aziz Darat, the Al-Yammamah College, the King Fahad Cultural Centre, the University of Lisbon and the Brunei Gallery at the University of London.

Together with leading academics, key note speakers and VIP visitors have included leading Saudi Arabian and European leaders.  Among them have been HRH Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, HRH Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, Governor of Riyadh,  HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal, HE Dr Jorge Sampaio, President of the Portuguese Republic, HE Luis Amado, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic, HE Simeon Saxe Coburg Gotha, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria, HRH The Prince of Wales, HE Celso Amorim, Minister of External Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil, HE Prof Dr Isabel Pires de Lima, Minister of Culture of the Portuguese Republic, HE Dr Iyad bin Ameen Madani, Minister of Culture and Information of Saudi Arabia, HRH Prince Carlo of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, and Ministers and Ambassadors from many other countries.

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