Bahrain unveils Muharraq's Creative City of Design emblem

The city was added to UNESCO’s network last October

Bahrain unveils Muharraq’s Creative City of Design emblem

Last October, Muharraq was named by UNESCO as a creative city for design

And now the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities has unveiled the Muharraq emblem associated with the designation.

Following an open call to designers to submit proposals, BACA chose a design from Ahmed Jamal.

The logo features a black and white snapshot of part of Muharraq from above, with the streets marked in white.

The design will be used in all activities related to the UNESCO list of creative cities, which also now includes Beirut in Lebanon for literature, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates for crafts and folk art, and Essaouira in Morocco for music.

At the time, H.E. Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, said, “Muharraq continues to strengthen its position as a global cultural center, after winning the Aga Khan Award for Architecture last September, today Muharraq joins the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

“With its architectural heritage and cultural history, this new title reflects Bahrain’s belief in cultural activities through which we promote our kingdom’s beauty.”

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