Dubai Culture Organises ‘Gypsum and Wood Carving’ Workshop
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 July 2018: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, heritage and literature, is conducting a ‘Gypsum and Wood Carving’ workshop in collaboration with the Architectural Heritage Department in Dubai Municipality, from Tuesday, 24th July to Thursday, 26th July, at the Coins Museum in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai.
The workshop will cover gypsum and wood carving techniques, the reliance of craftsmen on them, and how these materials were used to decorate the doors of historical buildings. The workshop will be presented to enlighten visitors with the heritage of buildings in the UAE, and aims to enhance the cultural identity of the Emirate and the cultural exchange with tourists coming to it.
The workshop will adopt interesting methods that will instil new information in the minds of visitors, especially children who will learn a new craft. Organisers hope the event will help increase the number of visitors to the Coins Museum, who will be introduced to its valuable historical collections.
Dubai Culture manages 16 heritage sites across Dubai, each showcasing the essence and rich heritage of the city. From interesting artefacts to a vintage coin collection, there is something for everyone to explore and learn. In addition, the Etihad Museum tells the story of the signing of the union agreement in 1971 through the eyes of the Founding Fathers.
Dubai Culture aims to enhance Dubai’s cultural scene and draw attention to the Emirate’s rich heritage with a variety of initiatives that take place throughout the year. The Authority’s mandate is to build bridges of constructive dialogue between different civilisations and cultures through enriching initiatives that benefit Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors.
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