Zayed National Museum to host series of talks

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First talk to take place on January 27 at Manarat Al Saadiyat

Abu Dhabi: A new series of talks programmed around the narrative of Zayed National Museum to chart the journey of the museum before its grand opening, will be launched by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA-AD).

The Multaqa Zayed National Museum talks are scheduled to run from January to May 2015.

The programme introduces Zayed National Museum to the public, telling the story of the UAE through the life and achievements of the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The series of talks will take place across the UAE with lectures across various locations such as Manarat Al Saadiyat, Qasr Al Hosn and Al Ain Palace Museum.

Shaikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of TCA-AD, said: “A living embodiment of Emirati identity, Zayed National Museum, a national museum designed to tell the story of the UAE, will provide a location for UAE nationals to share with the rest of the world; a symbol of a proud heritage and a space that tells the story of leadership, strong will and creative development. Multaqa Zayed National Museum marks another step towards highlighting Shaikh Zayed’s milestones as well documenting the momentous history of the United Arab Emirates.”

Commencing in January, the opening talk titled How a National Museum Reflects National Identity, will introduce the role Zayed National Museum will have in further shaping and affirming the national identity of the UAE.

Moderated by Salama Al Shamsi, Project Manager of Zayed National Museum at TCA-AD, the first talk scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 27, in Manarat Al Saadiyat, will feature Zaki Nussaibeh, Cultural Adviser to the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.

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