Dubai has formally marked its position as host of the twenty seventh Normal Convention of the Worldwide Council of Museums (ICOM) 2025 after formally receiving the flag from Prague, the host metropolis of the 2022 version of the convention.
This can be a vital milestone for the UAE, which is residence to roughly 55 authorities and 115 non-public museums, together with the Etihad Museum, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Qasr Al Hosn, Louvre Abu Dhabi and the upcoming Guggenheim Museum.
In line with the state information company, WOWa high-level delegation from the United Arab Emirates, led by Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Tradition and Arts Authority (Dubai Tradition) and member of the Dubai Council, lately attended ICOM 2022 in Prague.
Sheikha Latifa stated: “Dubai has formally begun its journey to host the upcoming ICOM Normal Convention in 2025. It’s an extremely historic second for Dubai as our metropolis has turn out to be the primary metropolis within the MENASA area to host ICOM. Successful the bid to host ICOM wouldn’t have been potential with out the help of our smart management and the laborious work of all our cultural entities and companions in Dubai and the UAE through the years to develop and enrich our cultural choices as an emirate and as emirate. nation.”
The ICOM flag was formally handed over to Dubai throughout the flag relay ceremony of the ICOM Normal Convention held on the Nationwide Museum in Prague.
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The twenty seventh version of the convention, scheduled to happen in Dubai in 2025 beneath the theme “The Way forward for Museums in Quickly Altering Communities”, makes Dubai the primary metropolis within the Center East, North Africa and South Asia area (THE MENACE). to host the worldwide convention. The flag was handed over to Rashad Bukhash, representing ICOM UAE, after which to Hala Badri, Director Normal of Dubai Tradition, who acquired it on behalf of ICOM Dubai 2025.5.
After receiving the ICOM flag, Badri stated that representing Dubai was a definite honor and a privilege. She thanked ICOM and its members for entrusting Dubai to hold the torch of the upcoming ICOM Normal Convention in 2025.
She stated: “In Dubai, we now have invested within the cultural and museum sector over the previous many years, resulting in the formation of iconic cultural establishments such because the Etihad Museum, a historic tribute to the United Emirates; The Museum of the Future, the place individuals of all ages come to see, contact and form our shared future; and Al Shindagha Museum, Dubai’s largest heritage museum, set inside a conventional city material of the Outdated Metropolis, rooted in Emirati Tradition.
“We’re additionally witnessing the emergence of a brand new era of tradition fanatics in our area who’re serving to to protect our heritage and additional develop our artistic economic system. We promise to current a worthy expertise for tradition professionals, museums and delegates worldwide.”