National Library and Archives launches ‘Knowledge Circle’ with Emirates Literature Foundation

National Library and Archives launches ‘Knowledge Circle’ with Emirates Literature Foundation

The National Library and Archives, in collaboration with the Emirates Literature Foundation, announced the launch of the Knowledge Circle programme.

The programme is an engaging series of cultural events held monthly from September 2023 to March 2024 and will address crucial topics related to archives that lead the development of literature and the cultural sector.

The first event on the theme 'Shaping The Arab World' will be held on 20th September at the premises of the National Library and Archives. The series is a part of the second cultural season of the National Library and Archives and will highlight the role of archival systems in preserving the nation's memory and raising public awareness of the importance of documents as a source of accurate information. It will spotlight UAE institutions that have developed the archival process to document the Emirate's history and progress.

Abdullah Majid Al Ali, Director-General of the National Library and Archives, stated,

"The National Library and Archives invites researchers, academics, and other individuals who are interested in the UAE's history and heritage and seeking verified sources of information that can be used as a primary source of knowledge.

The National Library and Archives' objective is preserving the nation's memory by exercising documentation and archival practices of the highest standards. It is of utmost importance to us to adopt the latest technologies and use them to share the UAE's heritage, which we are proud of, with the world and lead by example."

Isobel Abulhoul OBE, Founder, Advisor, and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation, said,

"We are excited to collaborate with the National Library and Archives on the NLA Knowledge Circle Programme. This initiative reflects our commitment to providing opportunities for individuals to deepen their understanding of cultural development. The first session promises to be a thought-provoking experience, shedding light on the profound impact of archival systems on our society."

The first event in the Knowledge Circle series will include three sessions: The Gulf Crossroads, Building a Nation, and Enlightenment by Information.

Sessions will focus on providing insights into how archives and libraries contribute to nations' social and economic progress. They will also explore the role of institutions that helped build the foundations of the UAE in documenting the history and culture of the country and telling stories from its glorious past. The event will also feature excerpts from History of the Emirates, a docuseries about the UAE.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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