SIH and Zhejiang University enhance cultural cooperation

June 15, 2024 / 4:52 PM
Sharjah 24: Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH), welcomed a delegation from Zhejiang University, led by Professor Chusi Haofu, Head of the University's Publishing Department. The delegation included three academic team members, and the visit aimed to explore opportunities for enhancing mutual cooperation in publishing, translation, and arts related to cultural heritage, with a focus on Arab and traditional Chinese heritage.
Promoting joint initiatives in heritage and arts
Dr. Abdulaziz Al Musallam expressed his appreciation for the collaborative efforts between the United Arab Emirates and China to strengthen cultural and civilisational ties. He emphasised that both countries possess rich cultural components and established heritage values, which foster joint initiatives and projects, especially in heritage, publishing, translation, and traditional arts.

He highlighted the ongoing and diverse series of knowledge and cultural exchange programmes between SIH and Chinese universities. Last year, the Institute hosted a similar cultural delegation from Zhejiang University of Industrial and Commercial Sciences, who visited the Chinese Cultural Centre affiliated with SIH in Sharjah.

Exploring cooperation on ancient Chinese paintings

The discussions also covered cooperation opportunities regarding a series of famous Chinese paintings from ancient dynasties, with potential for gifting and selling these artworks to cultural and artistic authorities in the Middle East. These classic paintings, created by renowned artists from various dynasties, are noted for their historical significance and rich connotations, reflecting the evolution of Chinese art through different periods and styles. The collection includes diverse categories such as figures, landscapes, flowers, and birds, representing a comprehensive anthology of traditional Chinese art.

June 15, 2024 / 4:52 PM

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