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During the Global Cultural Districts Network’s meeting in Sing... 28 August 2019

The Director-General of Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) today highlighted the UAE’s, and in particular، Sharjah’s flourishing art and culture scene during her participation in a forum on cultural development in Singapo...

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Following MoU signing Sharjah Museums Authority, ICCROM to sup... 26 August 2019

Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) and ICCROM-Sharjah Regional Conservation Centre, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the newly launched Master’s programme in Conservation Management of Cultural Heritag...

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Director-General of Sharjah Museums participates in Mauritius’... 13 August 2019

The Director General of Sharjah Museums Authority was invited as a special guest to a landmark event in the sphere of cultural, artistic and creative industries in the island nation of Mauritius....

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Evolution of Arabic calligraphy featured in Sharjah Museum 18 July 2019

A three-month long exhibition at the Sharjah Calligraphy Museum (SCM) highlights the development of Arabic calligraphy and the artistic discipline of Islamic handwriting....

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Targeting children aged 7-13 years old Sharjah Museums announc... 07 July 2019

As places of learning and enjoyment, Sharjah Museums are providing children with an opportunity to enjoy more thoughtful pursuits and learn in a highly cognitive sense with excitement and enhanced interest this summer break....

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Museums opening hours during the holy month of Ramadan 02 May 2019

Museums opening hours during the holy month of Ramadan...

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Registration open until May 1 Phase one of Sharjah Museum’s SA... 21 April 2019

Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has announced that it is accepting entries for it's SAWA Museum Academy, an introductory professional qualification that covers the diverse areas of working in museums and the cultural field in ...

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In celebration of World Heritage Day, an array of activities a... 09 April 2019

In celebration of World Heritage Day, an array of activities at the Sharjah Maritime Museum...

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Sharjah Museums celebrates Emirati Child Day with educational,... 14 March 2019

In celebration of the Emirati Child Day, Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has extended its educational benefit through a number of fun activities that motivatechildren to ask questions and encourage their love of history and art....

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Sharjah Aquarium Carnival welcomes over 6,000 visitors in 5 da... 26 February 2019

More than 6000 people from across the UAE visited the Sharjah Aquarium Carnival “Sharks and Waves” and were captivated by a full line-up of learning and fun activities during the event’s first five days....

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Sharjah Museums, Italy’s Museum of Antiquities Foundation coll... 25 February 2019

The Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Fondazione MuseodelleAntichita(Museum of Antiquities Foundation) of Turin in Italy,to collaborate in areas of research, training and exhibitio...

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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 ... 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 someof 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 Museum... 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 Di...

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Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Authority, re... 11 December 2018

ManalAtaya, Director General of Sharjah MuseumsAuthority, joineddistinguished expertsfrom the fields of art and culture to discuss how cultureplays a crucial role in definingthe past andthe future ofArabcities....

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‘Subversive Forms of Social Sculpture’ on show at Sharjah Art... 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 a... 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 Sh...

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New exhibit by acclaimed calligrapher Tagalsir Hassan opens at... 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 a... 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 Authorit... 15 October 2018

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

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‘The Echoe of Caravans’ exhibition explores ancient trade rou... 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 Si...

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H.E. Noura Al-Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Develop... 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 Sculptur...

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‘Outstanding Guide’ programme launched by Sharjah Museums Auth... 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 mod... 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...

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Sharjah Museums Authority co-organizes ‘So That You Might Know... 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'S...

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Bait Al Naboodah opens after major restoration work to preserv... 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 cal... 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 calligra... 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 Museu... 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 Mus...

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Visitors explored world of underwater adventure at annual Shar... 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 ... 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 28thto June 2nd....

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Sharjah Museums Authority partners with Barjeel Art Foundation 27 January 2018

The Sharjah Museums Authority(SMA)andBarjeelArt Foundation(BAF)have signed an agreement tohost a long-termhang ofrenownedartworksfrom BAF’scollectionofmodern Arab artoverthe next five years....

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Islamic Arts Festival attracts talent from across the globe to... 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 t... 13 January 2018

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

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Exhibition in Sharjah Takes Intimate Perspective on Emirati Bu... 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... 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... 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 UA... 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 archaeologist...

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