EU & Museums Commission
Waqar Naseem Wamiq, Riyadh – The European Union Delegation EU to Saudi Arabia and the Museums Commission successfully concluded their first five-day workshop on museum management titled “Museums and their role in our societies” conducted by top European experts at the Saudi National Museum.
The workshop, which was the first in a series of four, was designed to enhance the knowledge and expertise of all interested parties, including students, in the growing cultural sector. The EU, which works to preserve Europe’s shared cultural heritage and to support and promote the arts and creative industries in Europe, was proud to lend its support to the booming cultural sector in Saudi Arabia.
EU Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, H.E. Patrick Simonnet said “We are extremely delighted by the success of the first workshop in the series and thank the Museum Commission and the Ministry of Culture for such fruitful collaboration. Museums have a special role to play in helping us stay rooted in a world that is changing at an ever-increasing speed, and we hope that this workshop series will shed more light on the importance of these places for our shared humanity and heritage.”
Dr. Taghreed Alsaraj, General Manager of Education & Talent Development at the Museum Commission added. “We are delighted to have this collaboration with the EU delegation in Saudi Arabia. We enjoyed co-designing this series of workshops that will benefit students, educational institutions, and the general public interested in history and different cultures. Museums provide us with knowledge and experience which all societies can benefit from”.
The workshop was conducted by renowned European experts in the field who were also joined virtually by experts. From the Egyptian Museum in Turin and the Contemporary Art Museum Donna Regina in Naples, to name a few.
The remaining three workshops in the series will be held in May and June 2023, building on the knowledge acquired by participants throughout the first workshop. The Museums Commission and the European Union Delegation to Saudi Arabia are committed to continuing their collaboration and contributing further to the growth of the cultural sector in Saudi Arabia.
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