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“Museums Express” participates in UAE Innovation Month 12 February 2019

Sharjah Museums Authority’s latest initiative “Museums Express” took part in the innovation week held at Sharjah University City as part of the UAE innovation month.

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Significance of Banyan tree in Sharjah history highlighted in Sharjah Fort 11 February 2019

Sharjah Fort (Al Hisn), part of Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA), on Monday, has organized the fourth edition of Al-Hisn in Memory, a cultural program that focuses on the emirate’s landmarks.

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“Museums Express” brings innovation to schools in Sharjah 22 January 2019

Pupils in government schools in the central and eastern region will be given access to some of Sharjah Museums’ collections through the “Museums Express” initiative launched by Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA). 

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The first specialized museums journal issued by Sharjah Museums Authority 13 December 2018

Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has announced the publication of its new journal, ‘Museums in the Middle East Journal’, with its first edition focusing on Best Practices of Art & Culture for People with Different Disabilities.

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Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Authority, represents Sharjah at international cultural event in Paris 11 December 2018

Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Authority, joined distinguished experts from the fields of art and culture to discuss how culture plays a crucial role in defining the past and the future of Arab cities.

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‘Subversive Forms of Social Sculpture’ on show at Sharjah Art Museum until Nov 17th 13 November 2018

Art lovers have only few days left to explore ‘Subversive Forms of Social Sculpture’, an exhibit of visionary, exciting, thought-provoking and impressive works by two foremost conceptual artists.

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Islamic world’s relationship with Europe and beyond explored at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization 12 November 2018

The foundations of Islamic history, its impact on other societies and the shared threads of culture that connect people around the world will be explored in a new international exhibition to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.

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New exhibit by acclaimed calligrapher Tagalsir Hassan opens at Sharjah Calligraphy Museum 05 November 2018

Sharjah Calligraphy Museum today opened an exhibition devoted to the work of Tagalsir Hassan, the acclaimed UAE-based calligrapher.

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Fahim Al Qasimi inaugurated ‘Lasting Impressions’ exhibition at Sharjah Art Museum 25 October 2018

Sheikh Fahim Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Executive Chairman of the Department of Government Relations, Sharjah, inaugurated ‘Lasting Impressions’ exhibition at  Sharjah Art Museum.

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H.E. Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Authority, represents Middle East at Museum Ideas 2018 International Conference in London 15 October 2018

Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA), joined leading figures from some of the world’s most recognized museums at the Museum Ideas 2018 International Conference in London.

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‘The Echoe of Caravans’ exhibition explores ancient trade routes that linked societies and cultures across Arabia 14 October 2018

The trade between communities, peoples and civilisations across Arabia in ancient times and the shared bonds that unite them is explored and explained in the new exhibition, ‘The Echo of Caravans: Pre-Islamic Civilization Sites in Saudi Arabia.’

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H.E. Noura Al-Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, tours ‘Subversive Forms of Social Sculpture’ exhibition 02 October 2018

Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) today (TUESDAY) welcomed H.E. Noura Al-Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, to Sharjah Art Museum for an official tour of its new exhibition, ‘Subversive Forms of Social Sculpture’.

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‘Outstanding Guide’ programme launched by Sharjah Museums Authority 11 July 2018

The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has invited a group of youngsters from Sharjah Girl Guides to learn more about the emirate’s museums and historic sites and to discover what it takes to become an expert museum guide.

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Sharjah Art Museum hosts an exhibition on contemporary and modern Arab art 14 May 2018

A long-term exhibition, A Century in Flux​: Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation, has opened at the Sharjah Art Museum featuring a selection of key modernist paintings, sculptures and mixed media artworks from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection.

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Sharjah Museums Authority co-organizes ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’ exhibition in Australia 05 May 2018

The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) invited audiences in the Australian capital of Canberra to view pieces from its collection of Islamic artworks and important Emirati cultural artefacts, which are on display as part of the 'So That You Might Know Each Other: Faith and Culture in Islam’ exhibition.

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Bait Al Naboodah opens after major restoration work to preserve its character and historic status 24 April 2018

Bait Al Naboodah house, which belonged to the largest pearl dealer in the Emirate of Sharjah, has officially reopened after extensive renovation work that was carried out by a team of historians over several years.

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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization hosts modern Arabic calligraphy showcase 29 March 2018

The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization unveiled on Wednesday its latest exhibition, ‘Beyond the Letter: Modern Arabic Calligraphy from the collection of Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia’.

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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization to host modern calligraphy show 27 March 2018

The Sharjah Museums Authority has collaborated with the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia to host an exhibition of modern Arabic calligraphy taking place later this month.

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Book Launch to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Sharjah Art Museum 25 March 2018

Sharjah Art Museum unveils a specially commissioned book to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. As part of the launch activities, Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Authority and Alya al Mulla, Curator of Sharjah Art Museum gave a talk at Art Dubai at 22 March to present the book to audiences.

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Visitors explored world of underwater adventure at annual Sharjah Aquarium Carnival 11 March 2018

Visitors to this year’s Sharjah Aquarium Carnival discovered a world of underwater adventure, fun and wonder.
 

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Sudanese artist Salah Elmur exhibits at Sharjah Art Museum 28 February 2018

Sharjah Art Museum today opened a new exhibition inspired by the childhood and early life of one of Sudan’s most influential and important artists.
 

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Sharjah Art Museum to present solo exhibit by Sudanese artist Salah Elmur 27 February 2018

More than 70 works by the acclaimed Sudanese artist Salah Elmur will be on display at the Sharjah Art Museum from February 28th to June 2nd.
 

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Sharjah Museums Authority partners with Barjeel Art Foundation 27 January 2018

The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) and Barjeel Art Foundation (BAF) have signed an agreement to host a long-term hang of renowned artworks from BAF’s collection of modern Arab art over the next five years. 

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Islamic Arts Festival attracts talent from across the globe to Sharjah 24 January 2018

The origins, evolution and vibrant future of Islamic art was showcased at this year’s Islamic Arts Festival.

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Annual Because We Care marine clean-up campaign recovers six ton of waste 13 January 2018

The Sharjah Aquarium part of Sharjah Museums Authority lead teams of volunteers in the 8th annual "Because We Care" marine environment clean-up event. The underwater clean-up operation has recovered six tons of waste and litter from Souq Al Jubail marine.

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Exhibition in Sharjah Takes Intimate Perspective on Emirati Burqa 16 November 2017

Sharjah Heritage Museum opens The Emirati Burqa: An Intimate Object, featuring photographs, films, paintings and installations by Sharjah-born Karima Alshomely. 

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Wonderful sketches of Ottoman-era Istanbul unveiled at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization 08 November 2017

Highly detailed drawings showing what life was like in Ottoman city will be on show from November 8 to February 10, 2018.

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Ancient Al Muhaqqaq Script Stars at Sharjah Calligraphy Museum Exhibition 30 October 2017

From the Heart to the Pen exhibition runs from October 30 to December 30, 2017. 
Collection highlights revival of Al Muhaqqaq script by master calligraphers Dr. Nassar Mansour and Sir Mark Allen.

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Ruler of Sharjah inaugurates the Largest-ever exhibition of UAE archaeological treasures in Sharjah 18 October 2017

Sharjah Archaeology Museum and Institut français in the United Arab Emirates / Cultural Department of the French Embassy unveil a huge collection of objects excavated during 40-year partnership between French and UAE archaeologists.  

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Acclaimed Arab artist Thuraya Al-Baqsami unveils her lifetime work at Sharjah Art Museum 12 October 2017

Diverse exhibition running from October 11 to December 16 is the largest display of the artist’s work to date. 

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A holiday season of learning at Sharjah Museums’ summer camps 31 July 2017

Sharjah Museums Department holds annual Summer Camp to educate and entertain children with a variety of workshops, presentations and competitions over the holiday period. 

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Unearthing the Secrets of Archaeology 21 June 2017

·       Sharjah Archaeologists Exhibition runs for next 12 months at Sharjah Archaeology Museum.

·       Displays reveal tools of the trade, the science behind excavation surveying and documentation, as well as examples of finds. 

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Families Celebrate International Museum Day with Sharjah Museums 18 May 2017

Hundreds of families celebrated International Museums Day this weekend with a wide range of learning activities organised by Sharjah Museums Department (SMD). 

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Sharjah Museums celebrates Hag Al Leila with children and the elderly 11 May 2017

Sharjah Maritime Museum and Al Hisn ‘Sharjah Fort’ organise traditional festivities for children and families to mark the approach of Ramadan

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Emirati inventor makes special appearance at Science Day in Sharjah 26 April 2017

Sharjah Science Museum hosts annual event for families, children and students from April 26-28.

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Deep sea adventures brought ashore at Sharjah Aquarium Carnival 26 February 2017

Sharjah Aquarium holds its second Carnival featuring four days of workshops, visual displays and shows themed around the underwater world. 

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Islamic calligraphy from Southeast Asia features in new exhibition in Sharjah 22 December 2016

Twelve women taught by distinguished calligrapher Belaid Hamidi display their work at the ‘Letters & Ornamentation from Southeast Asia’ exhibition, which opens today at Sharjah Calligraphy Museum

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Sharjah Archaeology Museum opens Petra, Desert Wonder Exhibition 23 November 2016

Sharjah Museums Department partners with Jordan’s Department of Antiquities to host rich collection of artefacts recovered from the ‘Lost City’ of Petra. 

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Antiquities from the ‘Lost City’ of Petra to be exhibited at Sharjah Archaeology Museum 17 November 2016

Sharjah Museums Department partners with Jordan’s Department of Antiquities to host groundbreaking exhibition

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Sharjah Museums Department takes centre stage at World Travel Market London 12 November 2016

Highlighting the pioneering role of Sharjah Art Museum on its 20th Anniversary

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