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Sharjah to host Arab Cultural Heritage Forum

SHARJAH, January 18, 2018

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, ICCROM's Regional Conservation Centre (ICCROM Sharjah) will organise the first session of the Arab Cultural Heritage Forum, which will take place from February 6-8 at Sharjah Sheraton hotel.

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

The Ruler of Sharjah will inaugurate the forum, followed by speeches of regional and international organisations. 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 revitalisation of tangible cultural heritage in Arab world.

Dr. Zaki Aslan, director of ICCROM's Regional Conservation Centre (ICCROM- Sharjah), expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Ruler of Sharjah for his persistent support and patronage of the forum. He praised the support of Sharjah institute heritage and efforts of the emirate Sharjah in preserving heritage and its prominent role in protecting human and cultural heritage.

"Organising 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," Dr. Aslan said.

"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," he added. - TradeArabia News Service

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