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Sharjah Museum hosts educational workshops during Vatican exhibition

Lily B. Libo-on
Filed on March 31, 2014

The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) is hosting the series of workshops, which started with a two-day workshop on ‘The Art of Islamic Tiles’ on March 26.


A series of educational workshops celebrating the Vatican artifacts being displayed at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation are being held for families, community groups and students to support the goal of promoting intercultural and interfaith understanding and dialogue in the region.

The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) is hosting the series of workshops, which started with a two-day workshop on ‘The Art of Islamic Tiles’ on March 26.

It will continue throughout April and May in celebration of the unique, unprecedented exhibition from the Vatican Ethnological Museum currently being held at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation, featuring traditional artefacts and material culture of Muslim communities the world over.

The ongoing exhibition on which these workshops are based is called ‘So that you might know each other’.

The workshops included ‘The Art of Islamic Tiles’, where participants were invited to create decorative tiles; a family workshop ‘Your Musical Instrument’ held on March 27 on the variety of historical musical instruments at the exhibition, giving participants an opportunity to create their own; a jewellery design workshop that was held yesterday educated participants about the various jewellery designs in traditional Muslim cultures and gave them a chance to design their own unique pieces of jewellery.

On April 3, families can learn more about the intriguing, hand-woven Moroccan fan at the ‘Hand Decorated Fan’ workshop, while on May 28, participants will have the opportunity to learn about traditional textiles from Africa and Asia during the ‘Islamic Textiles’ workshop.

Another education programme designed in the format of a traditional Emirati Majlis will also be conducted on April 26, May 24 and June 7 at the museum. A ladies-only Al Majlis will also be hosted on May 10.

lily@khaleejtimes.com





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