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The Royal Society of Fine Arts is a private and non-profit organization, founded in Amman in 1979. Its goal is to promote cultural diversity, disseminate artistic knowledge and promote contemporary art from Jordan and the Arab and developing worlds. The Royal Society founded the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts In 1980, the first of its kind in the area that has a unique collection of artworks by contemporary artists from Jordan, the Arab and the Developing Worlds. The National Gallery is one of the major art museums in the Middle East. Its collection comprises over 3000 works including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, video art, installation, graphic arts and photography by artists mainly from, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts Compound comprises three buildings flanking a sculpture park with a children’s playground, open-air stage, Japanese garden, Andalusian fountain and a restaurant. The park is a model garden for water conservation, and has won a Global Gold award in 2016 by the Green World Organization in “Sustainability” for environmental best practice.

Building (1) consists of four floors dedicated to the Permanent Collection in addition to some visiting and local exhibitions. The management and information offices are located on the ground floor.

Building (2) consists of four floors dedicated to the Permanent Collection, its last floor contains a specialized reference library of books and periodicals on art, design and architecture in different languages.As well as the Gallery gift shop (Mtjr) where visitors can buy books, postcards, photographs & reproductions from the Permanent Collection as well as selected traditional and modern handicrafts by Jordanian Artists. The visitor can end the tour by visiting “Jungle Fever” café, it has a terrace that overlooks the garden of the National Gallery, views of Jabal al-Weibdeh and the surrounding areas. The Cafe offers a free internet service and it opens its doors from 9:30am till 11:00pm.

Building (3) Consists of two floors and a backyard, the upper floor is dedicated for artists who are accommodated for residency. The Gallery gives them the opportunity to continue working on their projects and research. The ground floor has a Graphic Studio in accordance with international standards equipped with a state of the art printing press, to be used by professional artists as well as art students. Local and visiting artists conduct classes in printmaking on regular basis. Building (3) also has specialized rooms for workshops.

Since its establishment, the National Gallery has organized many local and international exhibitions on its own as well as in cooperation with numerous international museums. Moreover, it has participated in art exhibitions in Europe, the United States, Asia, Africa, Australia and Canada. It has also participated in local, regional and international seminars, conferences and symposia pertaining to art and culture.

In cooperation with the Directorate of Programs in the Ministry of Education, the National Gallery organizes school and university visits, where students get acquainted with the Permanent Collection of the museum in addition to the exhibitions it holds periodically.

The Touring Museum project, launched in 2009 consists of a van that has been transformed into a mobile art gallery. It aims to increase cultural awareness in the fields of plastic and visual arts by conducting weekly visits to different cities and villages in Jordan, targeting schools, youth and
cultural and social development centers. Each visit includes a presentation of works from the Permanent Collection in addition to workshops in drawing and painting.

The National Gallery established the “Hiwar Art Club” held every Saturday; it organizes lectures, seminars and various film screenings, supervised by artist Khaldoun Hijazin. The National Gallery also organizes art workshops, poetry reading, storytelling and musical events in cooperation with various artists, writers and cultural institutions.

The Publications of the Royal Society of Fine Arts include books in different branches of classical and modern Islamic and Arab art, in addition to a number of important catalogs.

The National Gallery has an electronic data base archive on contemporary artists from the Arab, Islamic and Developing worlds.

Factory Platform is a project launched by the National Gallery in 2018.It is designed to give opportunities to youth to develop didactic strategies with the social network through fully promoting collaborative or participatory processes and projects in various fields of visual arts, music, theater, literature, contemporary dance and performing arts, through open calls to emerging art projects, art residencies, curatorial projects and public art.

The National Gallery continues to hold and host art exhibitions, and promising projects that meet the needs of the local community and communicate with various people and countries through joint artistic cooperation. The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts is considered as an ambassador to art in Jordan by strengthening ties in the artistic and cultural fields through its continuous artistic journey.

Board of Trustees

The Royal Society of Fine Arts is governed by a Board of Trustees headed by HRH Princess Wijdan Al-Hashemi. It has an independent administrative, financial and legal status. It derives its budget from donations, grants and loans by individuals, institutions and governments in Jordan and beyond. In order to achieve its aims. The Royal Society of Fine Arts relies heavily on the consistent support of patrons of the art.

H.R.H. Princess Wijdan Al-Hashemi,
President.

H.R.H. Princess Rajwa Bint Ali, Vice President

H.R.H. Princess Ghida Talal

Mrs. Taima Kawar

Mr. Mahmoud Malhas

Mrs. Suhair Al Ali

Mrs. Hala Bseiso Lattouf

Mrs. Reem Badran

Mrs. Meisa Batayneh

Dr. Mohammad al-Asad

Mr. Sharif Abu Khadra

Mr. Ousama Ghannoum

Mrs. Shermine Dajani

Mr. Rami Abu Shaqra

Mrs. Dina Halaseh

Mr. Yassin Talhouni

Mr. Ayman Abu Sharkh

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Contact Us

P.O. Box 9068
Amman 11191, Jordan

Tel: +962 6 463 0128
Fax: +962 6 465 1119


General Information:
info@nationalgallery.org


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Winter time)
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Summer time)
The Gallery Opens All Days Except Fridays
Closes on Public Holidays

P.O. Box 9068
Amman 11191, Jordan

Tel: +962 6 463 0128
Fax: +962 6 465 1119


General Information:
info@nationalgallery.org


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Winter time)
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Summer time)
The Gallery Opens All Days Except Fridays
Closes on Public Holidays