Hussa Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah

Hussa Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah is the co-owner of The al-Sabah Collection, the private collection of art from the Islamic World started by her late husband, Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, former First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense and eldest son of the late Amir, Sheikh Sabah Ahmed al- Sabah, in 1975. Sheikha Hussa Sabah Salem al-Sabah is the daughter of the late Amir, Sheikh Sabah Salem al-Sabah who ruled Kuwait from 1965 to 1977. With over 37,000 pieces from the Bronze Age through the 18th century, The al-Sabah Collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive privately owned art collections in the world. Portions of the collection have been on loan to the State of Kuwait since 1983, under the auspices of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters.