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Sharjah to host Arab Cultural Heritage Forum

SHARJAH, January 23, 2018

The Regional Conservation Centre of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM Sharjah) will organize the first session of the Arab Cultural Heritage Forum next month.

The event will take place under the patronage of Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah from February 6 to 8 at Sharjah Sheraton hotel.

Event details revealed during a press conference held recently at the headquarters of ICCROM- Sharjah in presence of several institutions, government departments, various agencies, specialists and media professionals from various local and international media.

Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi will inaugurate the forum, followed by speeches of regional and international organizations. The grand prize of ICCROM - Sharjah's award for the conservation of cultural heritage in Arab Region (sites and museums) which is awarded every two years will be presented In an effort to encourage the best practices of conservation of cultural heritage.

The Award is dedicated to honouring and rewarding practices that contribute to the protection and revitalization of tangible cultural heritage in Arab world.

Dr Zaki Aslan, director of ICCROM- Sharjah said: "Organizing the first session of Arab cultural heritage forum coincides with the objectives of the centre and complements its programmes aimed at enhancing the culture of heritage and spreading awareness of its importance and preservation from crises and discussing its various issues and topics.”

 "The forum aims to come up with a document conveying an Arab vision on the concept of cultural heritage in the Arab World, and recommendations that can be implemented to contribute in achieving the goals of the forum,” Dr Aslan added. – TradeArabia News Service

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