The delegation of the Ministry of Culture and Youth, during its visit to the US capital of Washington, currently hosting the Smithsonian Folklore Festival, which celebrates the UAE and recognizes its long history of cultural, artistic and creative achievement, under the slogan “The United Arab Emirates .. A Vibrant Scene and Immortal Memories” held a series of meetings and the gatherings I gathered with personalities and cultural institutions.
The Ministry’s delegation, headed by the Undersecretary of the Ministry, Mubarak Al-Nakhi, visited a group of museums and artistic and civil institutions dealing in particular with culture and art, and held a series of meetings and meetings with a number of officials and cultural figures, with the aim of sharing knowledge, transferring experiences and learning about the latest developments in the arts in the United States.
The delegation began its visit with a private tour with Chase F. Robinson, director of the Smithsonian “Freer” and “Sackler” exhibits at the museum-owned National Museum of Asian Art, and discussed ways of future collaboration in organizing exhibitions and festivals, such as Al-Burdah, in addition to opening an extensive discussion about preserving the artifacts.
The delegation met with representatives of the National American Art Grants Program, namely Director of Regional and Local Partnerships and International Activities, Michael Orloff, and Director of Research and Analysis for the National Endowment for the Arts, Sunil Lingar. He also discussed frameworks for joint cooperation and exchange of experience, in particular with regard to grant programs in both countries.
Mubarak Al Nakhi said: “This visit reflects our willingness to deepen the collaborative ties that bring us together with various American cultural institutions and institutions, especially in light of the Smithsonian Folklore Festival, which is building bridges to introduce our Emirati and Arab culture with the American and international community alike.”
He added: “During our visit, we were informed about an integrated work system for major American cultural institutions and organizations, with which we share trends and visions, and see them as an ideal partner to improve cooperation in different cultural fields. The framework , especially best practices in integrating institutional work with the aim of promoting the arts in general and supporting talented people in various fields.”
Mubarak Al Nachi:
“We believe in the importance of sharing knowledge and capitalizing on the experiences and expertise that preceded us to advance cultural reality.”
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