Free entry to SMA’s museums on December 1st & 2nd

November 30, 2021 / 2:31 PM
Sharjah24: Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) announces free entry to all of its museums on December 1st and 2nd in celebration of UAE’s 50th National Day and its journey of successes over the past 50 years.
As part of its celebration, SMA will host an array of entertaining and educational activities including guided tours in English and Arabic that will introduce visitors to the rich Emirati heritage and achievements in various areas while also drawing the public towards museums and collections. 

These will be held at Sharjah Art Museum, Bait Al Naboodah, Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, Sharjah Aquarium, Sharjah Science Museum, Al Mahatta Museum, Sharjah Heritage Museum, Sharjah Maritime Museum, Hisn Khor Fakkan, Sharjah Fort, Sharjah Classic Cars Museum, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and Sharjah Archeology Museum.

Visitors can learn about the country’s old houses, forts, and trade routes at the Sharjah Heritage Museum, Bait Al Naboodah and Sharjah Fort. 

Meanwhile, both Sharjah Archeology Museum and Hisn Khor Fakkan will introduce visitors to the country’s archaeological scene and that of the Eastern Region.

Members of the public can also explore ‘Deir El-Medina, Pharaohs Artists Village’ exhibition at Sharjah Archeology Museum, organized by SMA in collaboration with the Egyptian Museum in Turin until August 31, 2022 to introduce children, school students and families to the archaeological excavations of the Italian Mission in Luxor in Egypt at the beginning of the 20th century which resulted in the discovery of a large village that was once inhabited by builders, artists, painters and sculptors, who built the tombs of the pharaohs of Egypt in the second millennium BC.

Calligraphy enthusiasts will have the opportunity to get acquainted with UAE’s keenness to promote and preserve Arabic calligraphy, through a selection of masterpieces that highlight calligraphy styles and history.

It also allows visitors to explore its “Luminous Letters” exhibition by Emirati fine artist and calligrapher Mohammed Mandi which displays a collection of his creative works that are inspired by his local surroundings between the past and present including his work on the UAE’s currency and passport and those of a number of other countries.

Collections of Al Mahatta Museum will bring attention to the Emirate’s and region’s aviation history, including UAE’s first airport while also offering audiences the opportunity to visit ‘Sharjah, the First UAE Flying School’ exhibition which runs until September 2, 2022 to highlight the story of the country’s first aviation school and the efforts of its founder late Captain Adel Al-Deeb and display a collection of photographs of prominent figures in the country, daily flight records and correspondences, and a collection of Captain Al-Deeb’s personal items, such as his flight licenses and uniform.

A selection of historical artefacts and their connection to the history of the UAE will be the focus of a guided tour at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization which also hosts “Drop by Drop Life Falls from the sky” exhibition until December 11, 2021, in collaboration with Fondazione Torino Musei, Italy. 

The exhibition focuses on the special relationship and the connection between the artistic scene, the element of water, and Islam while also highlighting the common heritage that links Italy to the Arab-Islamic world.

Sharjah Aquarium will introduce audiences to the local marine environment and the country’s efforts to protect it.

The Sharjah Maritime Museum’s tour will highlight the UAE’s marine heritage and the endeavors of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to raise awareness about the importance of marine life. 

A number of children-focused activities and interactive competitions that combine entertainment and knowledge and aim to incite youngsters’ imagination, highlight the importance of museums and encourage children to visit museums and explore collections, will be available across all SMA museums. 

Welcoming its audience from 8:00am to 8:00pm during the holiday, SMA as part of its efforts to ensure the safety of the public and that of its staff, encourages all community members to adhere to Covid-19 precautionary and safety measures including temperature checks, physical distance, mandatory face masks while also highlighting the availability of hand sanitizers and wheelchairs for senior citizens and people with disabilities at all of its facilities. 

More details can be found on SMA’s website ww.SharjahMuseums.ae. 

November 30, 2021 / 2:31 PM

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