Sharjah Museums

The best shows and exhibits at Sharjah Mueseums in March


Often overlooked, Sharjah has a rich legacy of arts, heritage and culture. Home to 17 first-class museums, packed with art, treasures and artefacts from Islamic culture and history, they look in depth at the heritage of Sharjah to the wider region along with archaeology, science, children’s learning and natural history.

Under the leadership and patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Member of the Supreme Council, the Sharjah Museums Department was established in 2006 to oversee and link the current and future museums of Sharjah. The Museum’s aim is, through its facilities, exhibitions, and programmes, to encourage and support learning, research and community outreach. This March, the Museums Department is hosting weekly events for adults, children and families.

Sat 12 March: Renovating Historical Dhows

Learn about the various techniques in renovating wooden boats in the past, a gallery-talk led by UAE artist and critic Ali Al Abdan. 11am at Sharjah Maritime Museum

Sat 26 March: Meet the Curator

This event gives visitors a regular opportunity to learn more about the objects and themes presented at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization with the help of museum-based and invited experts. Today’s event is an ‘Interactive Illumination’ workshop in conjunction with the ‘Salar Jung’ exhibition with Dr Fatma Hasan of Sharjah University, 11am at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization. 6pm at Sharjah Art Museum, evening walking tour of Sharjah Biennial 10 by Sharjah Art Foundation.

Sat 12 March: Sculpture

Create an art piece that transmits lights through patterns inspired by the building of Sharjah Art Museum. 11am, Sharjah Art Museum

Sat 19 March: Treasure Map

Find jewellery and enjoy creating it in groups. 11am, Sharjah Archaeology Museum

Sat 26 March: Climate Guide book

Observe the weather and write your observations in your own climate guide book. 11am, Al Mahatta Museum

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