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| 22 February, 2018

Sharjah Museums Authority launches culture app

Sharjah’s 16 museums will be available at the touch of a button

Image used for illustrative purposes.

A visitor looks at a calligraphy piece by famous Arab calligrapher Hashim Bagdadi at the Sharjah Museum June 21, 2002. Picture taken
June 21, 2002.

Image used for illustrative purposes. A visitor looks at a calligraphy piece by famous Arab calligrapher Hashim Bagdadi at the Sharjah Museum June 21, 2002. Picture taken June 21, 2002.

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SHARJAH: The history, art, science, and cultural artefacts on display across Sharjah’s 16 museums will be available at the touch of a button by downloading the Sharjah Museums Authority’s, SMA, new mobile application.

Launched as part of UAE Innovation Month, the app introduces smartphone and tablet owners to the offerings at Sharjah Museums in a clear, user-friendly, intuitive and functional way.

Users will be able to view select objects from the collections on display at museums around the emirate, learn about the visitor services including opening hours, events, exhibitions and the variety of community and cultural programmes offered throughout the year.

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The app includes a geographical alert feature that will notify users if they are a short distance from any of Sharjah’s museums, as well as nearby facilities such as hotels, restaurants and other important places in the emirate.

Manal Ataya, Director-General of the Authority, said, "The launch of the Sharjah Museums Authority’s new smartphone and tablet app is the natural next step in our ongoing mission to bring the wealth of art and culture within Sharjah’s museums to new audiences.

"The app allows the public to stay in touch with everything the SMA is doing in a way that is user-friendly and convenient. All the information you need is available in this app, including news about the latest international exhibitions taking place across Sharjah, fascinating cultural workshops, or the opening times of your favourite museum."

She added, "The launch of this new app shows that the SMA has embraced new technology in line with the principals of UAE Innovation Month. We look forward to connecting with even more people across the UAE and inviting them to participate in the wide range of important cultural events held by the SMA throughout the year."

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