Last week, Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) welcomed 53 members of CIMAM (International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art), a group of international museum and art professionals from 22 countries. After being welcomed by Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the group embarked on a two day tour. The gathering, which included Bartomeu Marí the CIMAM president and the director of Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), visited the Museum of Archaeology, Sharjah Botanical Garden, Arabian Wildlife Centre in Sharjah, Barjeel Art Foundation and concluded with a visit to Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces in Al Mureijah and a welcome dinner hosted by Sheikha Hoor Al-Qasimi.
The UAE tour followed the annual CIMAM conference, and was organised by SAF in collaboration with UAE Co-hosts Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation.
“It is with great pleasure that we are able to welcome this group of CIMAM members to the UAE. Along with our other co-hosts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi we look forward to introducing the wide range of cultural institutions and initiatives in the UAE, while opening new possibilities for future collaboration with colleagues and institutions around the world,” said Sheikha Hoor at the beginning of the tour.