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Sharjah Museums Department receives huge public response
Sharjah: 20 April 2012
The Department of Interpretation and Education at Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) has launched a series of special educational programmes on the side lines of the exhibition "Ibrahim El Salahi: A Visionary Modernist "from the Museum for African Art in New York, which was recently opened by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasmi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, at Sharjah Art Museum, and will run through until 31 May 2012.
The special program is aimed at enhancing the community's cultural awareness of the importance of the paintings, drawings and artworks drawn from global museums and special collections, exhibited at this first of its kind exhibition. The program gives a chance to all those involved with the arts to benefit from the experiences of prominent artists and to develop their capabilities and skills.
During the tour, the participants viewed the masterpieces of the artist's artworks encompassing over five decades of his career and tracing his life's journey and the events he passed though that were manifested in his work.
Commenting on the event, Alya Burhaima, Director of the Department of Interpretation and Education at Sharjah Museums Department, said" the idea of organizing this program derives from our eagerness to help enhance and develop talents among members of the community."
Expressing her pride in this rich programme, Burhaima said that the department has launched a series of educational workshops to cater to the needs of all categories, including university and school students, families, children and people with special needs.
The participants expressed their gratitude and happiness at the chance to participate in this creatively designed workshop which enabled them to develop their skills and enhance their thinking while adding to their experiences by networking and exchanging experience with prominent artists, and getting an insight into other cultures.
The Department said more educational workshops would be held throughout the year with the aim of raising awareness among the public. The programs are open to everyone. Interested people need to make reservations at least two weeks prior and they can contact the department by email: adults@SharjahMuseums.ae, or call 06.5197259
About Sharjah Museums Department:
The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) was established in 2006 by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah,. SMD manages more than 17 sites in the emirate, covering most types of art, Islamic culture, archaeology, heritage, sciences, aquaculture and the history of the emirate of Sharjah and the region.
SMD aims to provide the highest standards of museum services through its museums, galleries, educational and research programmes, social communication programmes for Sharjah's residents and visitors from the region. The vision of the department is to improve understanding, appreciation and respect for Sharjah's identity and the value of its cultural and natural heritage locally and internationally.
For more information please visit the website: www.sharjahmuseums.ae
For more information, please contact:
Samar Abu Hantash
Tel: +971 4 3298996
Mob; 00971 50 5565869
Web Site: www.saharagcc.com
Budour Al Muhairi
Public Relations Coordinator
Sharjah Museums Department
Tel: 971 + 6 5197234
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