Thursday, June 9, 2022 – 22:57
Sharjah, June 9 / WAM / Sharjah Institute for Heritage’s Arab Cultural Heritage Center today hosted a symposium at its headquarters on the occasion of “International Archives Day”, which falls on June 9 each year under the slogan “You are the archive”.
The seminar was attended by Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Musallam, President of the Institute, and a number of authorities, experts and specialists in the world of archives.
The symposium was divided into several topics, with Maryam Juma Al-Mansoori, Head of the Archives Department at the Sharjah Documentation and Archives Authority, speaking on the “Sharjah Archive”, while Dr. Hosnia Muhammad Al-Ali, Adviser on Education Programs at the National Archives and Library, addressed in her paper “Individual and Institutional Responsibilities in Preserving National Memory”, and the researcher focused on Fatima Saif bin Hariz, Director of the Department of Research and Studies at Hamdan bin Mohammed Center for Heritage Revival, in its paper on “Initiatives by Hamdan bin Mohammed Center for Heritage Revival” My document initiative.
The work on the symposium also included a hypothetical intervention from Dr. Muhannad Mubaideen, Director General of the Royal Jordanian Hashemite Documentation Center in Jordan, on “Archives of Jordanian Institutions and Its Status”.
The second session of the symposium dealt with an article entitled “Al-Sarkal Family Archive” by Nasser bin Ahmed Al-Sarkal, President of the Al-Sarkal Cultural Foundation. Dr. Taha Muhammad Nour, the Scientific Supervisor of the Documentation Department at the Majid Collection Center for Culture and Heritage, discussed the Center’s experiences in developing the international legalization of archival description. The symposium also included Arabia, in which he touched on the efforts of the King Abdulaziz House to archive historical documents.
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Musallam said that World Archives Day is an important station and a major address in various topics of archiving, its significance and necessity, and from here we are eager, with our abilities, expertise and experience, to translate this understanding into the archive, and that can not be achieved without cooperation, coordination and joint work with strategic partners who have competencies Experience is what qualifies us all to achieve the goal, as the approach to cooperation and coordination is a well-established and consistent approach in Sharjah.
WAM / Batoul Kashwani / Mohamed Nabil / Zakaria Mohieldin