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The Sharjah Institute of Heritage recently hosted the Warteners, a prominent French family touring the Emirates due to their interest in Arab Heritage.

By (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Thu 21 May 2015, 12:35 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:39 PM

Sharjah — The Sharjah Institute of Heritage recently hosted the Warteners, a prominent French family touring the Emirates due to their interest in Arab Heritage.  The Warteners were taken on an informative tour of the facility on May 18, the international world day for museums, by Mr AbdulAziz Al Musallam, Chairman of the institute.

The institute houses the new ethnographic museum that was officially opened by His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Al Musallam said the centre is trying to create awareness on the importance of Emarati Heritage. Al Mussallam accompanied the French family inside the new museum which includes four main exhibition halls divided according to regions of the Arab world, the first being the UAE followed by the Arabian Peninsula, the Nile Valley, Morocco and Syria, and Mesopotamia.

The tour concluded by honouring the family with a shield and certificates. Jan Wartener, is head of Wartener Group the first clothes dyeing company in France. He was accompanied by his daughter Fabyan who has authored as book titled Lady Sharjah which talks about the love between a French woman and the Emirate of Sharjah especially in the field of culture and arts.

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