Umm Al Quwain, May 17, 2020, Sheikh Majid bin Saud Al Mualla, Head of the Department of Tourism and Antiquities in Umm Al Quwain, inaugurated the Personal Museums Exhibition, which was organized by the Umm Al Quwain Creative Center today, in celebration of the International Museum Day, as part of the strategy of the Ministry of Culture and Youth working to promote conservation and protection practices. Cultural heritage and national identity.
Owners of personal museums and collectibles of young professionals who are interested in collecting and preserving rare heritage pieces from the material heritage of previous periods of time for parents and grandparents participated in the exhibition, which included coins, stamps, rare drawings and heritage tools used in daily life previously.
Sheikh Majid bin Saud Al-Mualla was briefed on the holdings presented by Abdullah Jassim Al-Mutairi, which is a group of precious coins dating back to the era of the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates, and what they reflected at that time in terms of indications, drawings and lines symbolizing the importance and strength of the Islamic state.
Sheikh Majed also reviewed what was presented by Salem Obaid Al Shaya, who presented a group of postage stamps dating back to the mid-seventies, most of which are of limited issue, in addition to presenting a group of rare postage stamps of the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain.
Al-Shaya also displayed a number of distinguished paintings in terms of the edition or the tools used in drawing them, which included paintings of maps of the Arab Gulf countries, the first edition, in addition to pictures of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God rest his soul in peace”, inlaid with amber stone, in addition to paintings that displayed posters for various occasions. .
Ahmed Al-Hassawi presented old personal documents, and Ibrahim bin Bishr presented a set of official documents dating back to before the union, such as passports and official documents that were circulated before the union between neighboring countries, in addition to publications of the first edition of the Caravan magazine issued by the Umm Al Quwain Folklore Society.
Sheikh Majid bin Saud Al Mualla viewed a group of holdings such as telephones, old cameras and household items that were used in the past and were acquired and preserved by Nasser Lootah, Suleiman Al Ali and Ali Al Tamimi.
Sheikh Majid bin Saud Al-Mualla appreciated the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Youth in organizing such events that contribute to strengthening the national identity and rooting it in the hearts of the people of the country, and entrenching the concept of preserving heritage of all kinds, as it is part of our past, the basis of our present and the platform for our future.
The head of the Department of Tourism and Antiquities in Umm Al Quwain praised the efforts of young people interested in preserving heritage through the establishment of personal museums concerned with collecting collections, which contributes to the protection and preservation of heritage, as these holdings remain a witness to the history of life as they keep pace with the directions and goals of the UAE in the field of preserving and protecting heritage and strengthening identity for us and for future generations.
Wafa Ahmed Al Ali, Director of the Creative Centers Department, praised the great role and tireless efforts made by the creative centers at the level of the Emirates in implementing cultural and youth programs that contribute to refining youth skills and hobbies and enhance their role and contributions in all sectors, as the programs that are launched come as an enhanced and fertile environment to attract National talents and cadres, in addition to spreading knowledge that contributes to their empowerment; And she said: This is what we saw in the personal museums exhibition, which attracted talented young people in the field of preserving collectibles, with the support and presence of Sheikh Majid bin Saud Al Mualla, head of the Department of Tourism and Antiquities in Umm Al Quwain.
Abdullah Ali Bu Osaiba, Director of the Creative Center in Umm Al Quwain, said that the Personal Museums exhibition coincides with the celebration of the International Museum Day, through which we support museum owners interested in acquiring various types of holdings that will contribute to crystallizing the cultural and heritage scene, and it also contributes to strengthening the strategy of the Ministry of Culture. And youth in preserving and protecting cultural heritage and national identity.
The opening was attended by members of the Federal National Council, HE Khaled Omar Al-Kharji, HE Aisha Rashid Al-Yateem, and directors of government institutions in the emirate.