Islamic art masterpieces created by community groups in Sharjah through a series of workshops will be put on public display at a show titled ‘Islamic Arts Exhibition: Inspiration and Creativity’, from April 18 to May 18 at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.
It will feature dozens of artworks created by people with hearing and cognitive challenges, as well as school and university students.
The exhibition, presented as part of the 13th Abu Dhabi Festival, is an inaugural partnership between Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) and the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF). Under the agreement, ADMAF and The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts – who have been successfully working together since 2009 – have trained SMD’s Education and Interpretation Department specialists on how to make creative connections between various academic subjects and the key principles of Islamic Art. The team imparted this knowledge to community groups in Sharjah through a series of educational art workshops.
‘One of Sharjah Museums Department’s main objectives is to create a strong bond between our museums and the wider community,’ said Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Department.
The initiative also features contributions by Sharjah University-College of Fine Art and Design, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, the Manzil Center, and individuals from the community.