Abu Dhabi will now be home to a museum that celebrates the roots and journey of cinema in the region.
During a cultural event organised by Anassi Media and the Arab World Institute in Paris, the UAE Cultural Ambassadorship at the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO) has announced the establishment of the Classical Film Museum in Abu Dhabi.
A new museum showcasing classic movies will be introduced in Abu Dhabi shortly, authorities have announced.
The announcement ceremony was attended by Jack Lang, President of the Arab World Institute in Paris, Maadhad Hareb Mughair Al Khaili, UAE Ambassador to France, Ahmed Al Mulla, Deputy Head of Mission at the UAE Embassy in Paris, Aisha Kamali, Chargé d’Affairs of the Permanent Delegation of the UAE to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Dr Ahmedou Habibi, Expert at ALECSO, and Afifa Al Ziyadi, Delegate of ALECSO to UNESCO.
Several Arab and foreign diplomats and some 400 intellectuals, artists and journalists also attended the event.
Paris is the first international venue for the museum, an Arab and Emirati cultural project under the patronage of Sheikha Alyazia bint Nahyan Al Nahyan, Extraordinary Ambassador for Culture for ALECSO, in cooperation with the Arab World Institute and the ALECSO.
Lang thanked ALECSO for choosing the Arab World Institute to organize this cultural event honouring pioneering Arab filmmakers.