Intense interactive four-day programme will include lectures, study visits, cultural tours, and lively discussions led by experts in the field to create a once in a lifetime experience to learn about arts and culture in the Gulf countries.
This educational tour aims to foster international exchanges of ideas, projects and best practice among academics, scholars, cultural entrepreneurs and administrators from different world regions. It will also promote cooperation among European and UAE educational and cultural institutions.
The aim of the activity will be to provide an original and intensive experience by discovering some aspects of the UAE development, highlighted by the Louvre Abu Dhabi project in the “Cultural District” of Saadiyat Island. This will present a rare opportunity to discover and debate the question of Culture in the Gulf Countries, and particularly the role of museums in the frame of the contemporary cultural and social cosmopolitism. The activity also aims at creating a first structured dialogue between European Academics and regional / local Universities and cultural professionals in order to develop networking activities and exchanges both for research and training programmes.
Expected visits will include a cultural visit in Abu Dhabi, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and the Art Dubai Fair.
Seminar "Current academic research programmes and training in the field of Culture and Cultural Management in the UAE"
A Seminar on "Current academic research programmes and training in the field of Culture and Cultural Management in the UAE" is also foreseen on 15 March.
Participants to the Study Tour in Abu Dhabi can attend free of charge.
Participants who want to attend just the Seminar, can register separately just for that.