The Arab Cultural Heritage Center at the Sharjah Institute for Heritage today hosted at its headquarters a symposium on the occasion of “World Archives Day”, which falls on the ninth of June each year under the slogan “You are the Archive”. The seminar was attended by Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Musallam, President of the Institute, and a number of authorities, experts and specialists in the world of archives.
The symposium was divided into several topics, with Maryam Juma Al-Mansoori, Head of the Sharjah Documentation and Archives Authority, speaking on “Sharjah Archives.” Researcher Fatima Saif bin Hariz, Director of Research and Studies at the Hamdan bin Mohammed Center for Heritage Revival, focused in her article on the initiatives of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Center for Heritage Revival “My Document Initiative”. The work on the symposium also included a hypothetical intervention from Dr. Muhannad Mubaideen, Director General of the Royal Jordanian Hashemite Documentation Center in Jordan, on “Archives of Jordanian Institutions and Its Status”.
The second session of the symposium dealt with an article entitled “Al-Sarkal Family Archive” by Nasser bin Ahmed Al-Sarkal, President of the Al-Sarkal Cultural Foundation. Dr. Taha Muhammad Nour, the scientific supervisor of the document department at the Juma Al-Majed Center for Culture and Heritage, discussed the center’s experience in developing the international legalization of archive descriptions. The symposium also included a hypothetical intervention by Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan, Deputy Secretary General of the King Abdulaziz Foundation in Saudi Arabia, in which he spoke about the King Abdulaziz Foundation’s efforts to archive historical documents.
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Musallam said: World Archives Day is an important station and a major address in the various topics of archiving, its significance and necessity. Therefore, we are eager to, with our abilities, expertise and experience, translate this understanding into the archive, and it can not be achieved without cooperation, coordination and joint work with strategic partners who have Competences and experience, is what qualifies us all to achieve the goal, as the approach to cooperation and coordination is a well-established and consistent approach in Sharjah.