He recommended that the circle of youth and youth participation should be expanded

“Al-Rawi Forum” concludes “Tales of the Sea”

The Emirates Heritage Club displayed models of pearls and tools that were used in the diving profession.

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The Sharjah International Forum closed the curtain, the day before yesterday, on the activities of the 22nd session organized by the Sharjah Institute for Heritage over three days at the "Sharjah Expo" under the slogan "Tales of the Sea", with the remarkable local, Arab and regional participation of about 160 researchers and specialists in literature and folklore from 46 State, which included academic sessions, popular artistic events, and entertaining educational workshops, which were distributed throughout the forum’s pillars.

Director of the Arab Heritage Center of the Institute and General Coordinator of the Forum, Aisha Al-Hussan Al-Shamsi, confirmed that the three days of the forum were filled with discussion, during which dozens of discreet scientific papers were presented, in which the participants discussed multiple and complex issues about marine heritage and its worlds, symbols and treasures.

At the conclusion of the forum’s activities, Aisha Al Shamsi raised a number of recommendations, including the importance of accelerating the establishment of interactive digital structures related to local, regional and international narrators and living human treasures, and the promotion and strengthening of work with international standards, specifically the standards of UNESCO, and the expansion of heritage materials and their availability through digital portals under Supervising experts and specialists in the field, and monitoring the quantitative and qualitative accumulation in working with narrators by setting up a scout with their data and skills and defining the characteristics of their material.

The forum also recommended the need to expand the participation of children, adolescents, and youth, especially at the local level, in the activities of the forum, specifically in telling stories, and to encourage, nurture and follow them through the International School of Storytelling of the Sharjah Heritage Institute.

In order to promote joint Arab action, the participants called for the establishment of a union for workers in the Arab cultural heritage, to include their work, and to have a role in safeguarding and preserving intangible heritage.

For its part, the Emirates Heritage Club concluded its participation in the forum.

The director of the club’s activities department, Saeed Al-Mannai, said, “The club’s pavilion succeeded in attracting hundreds of participants and visitors of different age groups, who were attracted by the club’s activities and events, and heritage publications that embody its interest in the heritage of parents and grandparents, and reflect its role in preserving heritage and contributing to cultural mobility. ».

The club's participation in the forum included organizing a number of workshops and live performances for the marine industries, as well as displaying models of pearls and tools that were used in the diving profession.


The Chairman of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage and Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee of the Sharjah Narrator Forum, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Musallam, said that "this year's session of the Forum was characterized by many activities, and the achievements included in it won the praise of the participants and those interested, as we continue to explore the depths of this amazing world full of stories."

Aisha Al Shamsi:

"The three days of the forum were full of discussions, and the participants discussed various issues about the marine heritage and its worlds, symbols and treasures."

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