26, May 2023, UAE: Emirates Literature Foundation and National Library and Archives have joined forces to announce an exciting new partnership that aims to foster cultural engagement and exploration. Under this collaboration, the Emirates Literature Foundation will curate a captivating cultural programme for the National Library and Archives, providing a unique and enriching experience for visitors. The partnership was officially unveiled yesterday at the National Library and Archives stand during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair at a meeting between Ahlam Bolooki, CEO of the Emirates Literature Foundation, and HE Abdullah Majid Al Ali, Director General of the National Library and Archives.
The partnership entails a series of events encompassing discussion on a diverse range of topics, stimulating dialogue and exploration of various facets of literature and cultural development. The cultural days will be programmed according to themes, such as Translation, Technology in Education, and archiving practices to curate conversations that are insightful and meaningful.
Ahlam Bolooki, CEO of the Emirates Literature Foundation, expressed her enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, 'This partnership signifies the Foundation’s commitment to provide audiences with dynamic cultural experiences that showcase the richness and diversity of literature, foster dialogue and shape a brighter future for generations to come. We look forward to working closely with the National Library and Archives and embarking on this transformative journey together.'
HE Abdullah Majid Al Ali, Director General of the National Library and Archives, remarked, 'The National Library and Archives is pleased to meet you at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, the cultural event of which we are all proud, to sign the cultural and scientific program agreement with the Emirates Literature Foundation. We hope that this agreement opens the gates for knowledge economy and upholds cooperation ensuring integration between the objectives of both the National Library and Archives and the Emirates Literature Foundation', The linchpins of this agreement herald greater cultural prosperity that adds enormously to the collections of the National Library, which we are in the process of establishing and building up its collections. Simultaneously, these linchpins will strengthen cooperation between civilizations and will be a bridge of acculturation between the UAE and the peoples of the world.' he added.
Isobel Abulhoul OBE, Founder, Advisor, and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation said: 'We are thrilled to collaborate with the National Library and Archives to curate an engaging cultural program that promotes literary exploration and deepens our understanding of cultural heritage. Together, we will create an immersive experience for visitors, fostering dialogue and inspiring a love for literature.'
The Emirates Literature Foundation and National Library and Archives invite all literary enthusiasts, researchers, students, and the general public, to participate in these thought-provoking cultural events. Further details, including dates, timings, and registration information, will be available in due course.