Sharjah: On a latest go to to Sharjah’s new iconic cultural landmark — Home of Knowledge (HoW) — Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President, Worldwide Publishers Affiliation (IPA) acquired Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Tradition and Youth. Throughout her go to, the minister gained a deeper perception into methods this first-of-its-kind social hub within the area has been constructed as an immersive house for accessing information and studying, cultural trade and artistic pursuits.
Sheikha Bodour and Al Kaabi had been accompanied by Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, Govt Chairman, Shurooq; Marwa Al Aqroubi, Director of HoW; Dr. Rashid Khalfan Al Nuaimi, Govt Director of Media Regulatory Workplace; and Aliaa Al Qasimi, Performing Assistant Undersecratery for the Tradition and Artistic Industries Sector.
The tour provided a complete overview of HoW’s key options — a powerful assortment of bodily and digital assets together with uncommon books, its multipurpose halls, areas devoted for studying, working, internet hosting occasions and exhibitions, fabrication laboratories, and a complicated printing facility.
“Societies advance when they can study from and totally admire their historical past and tradition, and know extra in regards to the people whose invaluable contributions previously laid the foundations from our current and future. The amalgamation of previous achievements with our plans for the longer term is the premise behind HoW’s overarching imaginative and prescient. That’s the reason this futuristic house for studying is called after the ‘Home of Knowledge’ in Baghdad, which was a beacon of information through the Golden Age of Islam,” Sheikha Bodour famous.
The minister added: “The Home of Knowledge defines the mannequin of the longer term library, globally. It isn’t merely a spot for studying and analysis, but in addition an immersive house for collaborative studying that gives alternatives for interplay and experimentation to unleash capacities and skills, and foster self-development.”
Through the tour, Marwa Al Aqroubi briefed Al Kaabi on the combination of bodily areas with sensible, intuitive and very user-friendly applied sciences at HoW. The monumental library, she added, will probably be residence to 305,000 conventional and digital assets in numerous codecs, languages, and genres. Of those, 105,000 will probably be bodily books and consists of 100 Braille books and 2400 giant print format books, whereas practically 200,000 studying assets are within the digital format.