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“Transformations of a Museum” Exhibition by CFAD and Sharjah Museums Authority

​26 March 2019



Coming from the University of Sharjah's interest to provide the best training and academic opportunities for its students in the various disciplines, the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University and in collaboration with the Sharjah Museums Authority organized the "Transformations of a Museum" Exhibition at the Sharjah Archaeological Museum. Dr. Nadia M. Alhasani, Dean of the College, inaugurated the Exhibition along with Ms. Aisha Rashid Dimas, Director of Executive Affairs at the Sharjah Museums Authority. This in the attendance of Alia Rashed Burhimah, Director of Educational and Informational Services; Alia Al-Khayyal, Secretary of the Sharjah Archeology Museum; and a number of faculty and staff members of the College, as well as a number of officials and educational specialists from the Sharjah Museums Authority.

During her address, Dr. Nadia Alhasani confirmed that the different designs implemented by the students of the third year of the program of interior architecture and design show how students acquire basic skills and skills for practical work, and provide a clear vision of what the museum could be in the future. The students used environmental materials suitable to the nature of exhibits in the museum. This exhibition also comes within the framework of the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Sharjah to strengthen cooperation with many institutions in the community, through which they can create more opportunities for students of the College for practical training.

For her part, Manal Ataya, Director General of the Sharjah Museums Authority, said they are pleased with the quality of the projects produced by the students who participated in the course. They presented, she continued, modern designs with a variety of concepts in line with the mission of the Sharjah Museums Authority to enhance the ability of all segments of society to access their museums and make them places for education and research. This exhibition, she added, celebrates the long-standing relationship between Sharjah Museums and the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Sharjah.

This exhibition reflects several contemporary design ideas to redesign the interior spaces of the Sharjah Archaeological Museum. It also covers many functional and aesthetic aspects of the museum, as well as how museum users or employees interact. The main objective of this project, which was under the supervision of Assistant Professor Dana Amro and Lecturer Asil Adil Al Baghdadi, is to provide design proposals for a number of halls and spaces within the museum for maximum utilization using the techniques of modern technology in the museum exhibition. This in addition to redesigning the reception rooms to help facilitate the movement through the area, and the suggestion of some creative ideas that reflect contemporary cultural identity.


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