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Sharjah university begins heritage preservation master's programme

University of Sharjah and Iccrom to offer the cultural heritage preservation management programme

Sharjah is focusing on heritage preservation [representational].
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Sharjah is focusing on heritage preservation [representational].

University of Sharjah has formally launched its master's programme in cultural heritage preservation management, following a memorandum of understanding it signed in August 2019 with International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (Iccrom).

The agreement also includes full cooperation between both parties to provide the necessary support for the programme, including faculty members, classrooms, laboratories, libraries, practical training facilities, and advertising and promotion of the programme internally and externally.

Prof Hamid M K Al Naimiy, chancellor of University of Sharjah, signed the agreement with Dr Webber Ndoro, director general of Iccrom.

Commenting on the degree, Al Naimiy said: “This master’s programme comes as a response to the need of many institutions and authorities responsible for the preservation and management of cultural heritage and museums in the Arab and regional world.

"This programme is of great importance to countries and societies that seek to preserve their historical and archaeological collections to be a representation of their civilisation and development during the different historical stages,” he added, according to Wam.

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