Sunday, September 27, 2009

“The basic element of every culture is ART.” - David Dory

Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates has a rich legacy of arts, heritage and culture. Under the leadership and patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Member of the Supreme Council, Sharjah has preserved its natural and cultural heritage across the Emirate in the form of historic buildings, museums and nature reserves.
Established in 2006, The Sharjah Museums cover the arts, Islamic culture and history, heritage and history of Sharjah and the region, archaeology, science, children’s learning and natural history.

Thus in order to deliver the highest quality of museum services for the people of the Emirate of Sharjah and all its visitors, a variety of events such as exhibitions, symposiums, workshops and programmes of learning, research and community outreach have been scheduled by the Sharjah Museums Departments every year.

Their event planner for this Autumn season is packed with activities for all.
Here are some events scheduled for the next few weeks.


Bait Al Naboodah (Family Programme)

Venue: Sharjah Heritage Area Date: 26th September 2009

Weekend Family Workshops are especially designed for all ages. Workshops will be held bilingually and will start promptly at 11 am and will last for approximately one and half hours. Entry is free of charge but based on a first-come first served basis.

Workshop “Textile Suspended Work”

Venue: Sharjah Islamic Civilization Museum Date: 27th Sepember 2009
Time: 6.30 pm

Organized by the College of Arts, Dr. Nahid Baba will elaborate on Islamic Mosaic and its works.

Modern Islamic Art Exhibition

Venue: Arts College Date: 28th September 2009
Time: 5.00 pm
This event will be hosted and organized by the College of Arts who will exhibit modern Islamic art by professors and graduators as well as the students of Arts College.

Lecture on Interior Designing Variations in the mosques at Sharjah

Venue: Sharjah Islamic Civilaztion Museum Date: 29th September 2009
Time: 5 pm

This event will be organized by The College of Arts to educate all those interested on the intricate design variations in mosques across Sharjah. Dr. Abdul Samd Alkhaldy will be the speaker for this event.


Al Khan Beach Cleanup Campaign

Venue: Al Khan beach Date: 3rd October 2009

Sharjah Aquarium and Sharjah Maritime Museum have collaborated to sustain our clean environment. For further information on museums, collections or maps, lectures, workshops, online resources and family programmes visit or call 06-5542201

By Megna Kalvani