The board of the Sharjah International Award for Cultural Heritage approved during its meeting yesterday chaired by Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Musallam, chairman of the Sharjah Institute of Heritage and chairman of the board of the award, the launch of the fourth award. edition of the Sharjah International Award for Cultural Heritage next July. The meeting was attended by members of the council, Dr. Saeed Musabeh Al Kaabi, Chairman of Sharjah Education Council, Dr. Majid Bushlebi, Director of the Islamic Forum in Sharjah, Dr. Hamad bin Sarai, Professor of Ancient History, Associate of the Department of History and Archeology, Fatima Al-Mughni, President of the Society for Human Studies, and Aisha Al-Hussan Al Shamsi, Director of the Arab Heritage Center, Director of the Sharjah International Award for Cultural Heritage.
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Musallam said: “The Sharjah International Award for Cultural Heritage is a translation of the visions of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Councilor and ruler of Sharjah, with the aim of preserving the Arab cultural heritage and spreading the values of its conservation and conservation methods, through which we aim to appreciate the various comprehensive efforts made at local, Arab and international level in the field of conservation and documentation of heritage and successful experiences to ensure its continuity and to spread the spirit of theoretical and applied scientific competition between interested and scientific and field research workers with a view to preserving and codifying heritage.
He pointed out that the meeting provided an explanatory and detailed explanation of the three main areas of the award, and that the award schedule and jury members were approved and discussed the promotional plan for it.Cultural Heritage. In addition to promoting cultural heritage practices and crowning the best in line with UNESCO standards in this area, documenting cultural heritage practices and presenting them as models to emulate in the world.
For her part, Aisha Al-Hussan Al-Shamsi, Director of the Arab Heritage Center and Director of the Award, said: Through the Sharjah International Award for Cultural Heritage, we strive to create an incubating environment for the sustainability of Arab cultural heritage and to ensure its transfer to future generations, in addition to introducing human heritage and supporting cooperation in this field. The course aims to support practices and initiatives that ensure the continuity of the cultural heritage and its transmission from generation to generation, honors the narrators of “living” human treasures “, and notes their role in the transfer of experience and knowledge, learning about oral storytelling techniques and cultural heritage knowledge and crowns on the best research and academic efforts in the field of heritage. The main fields of the award include the field of practice for securing elements of cultural heritage, the narrative field and the “living human treasures” heritage campaign, as well as the research and research area of cultural heritage, and these three fields contain 9 categories. in each field 3 local, Arabic and international categories as follows: The area of best practice in the field of cultural heritage, including Local Practices Award, Arab Practices Award and International Practices Award. The prizes for the best storytelling field and the cultural heritage campaign “Living Human Treasures” include the local storytelling prize, the Arab storytelling prize and the international storytelling prize. The best research and studies in the field of cultural heritage include the local research prize, the Arab research prize and the international research prize.