DCT Abu Dhabi to launch three new cultural heritage initiatives

SourceEmirates Business

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced it will launch a new series of cultural initiatives, including the Abu Dhabi Register of Artisans, the Abu Dhabi Crafts platform, and the recently reopened House of Artisans at Al Hosn, to help safeguard and disseminate the intangible cultural heritage of the Emirate and support local artisans in developing their crafts and skills. “DCT Abu Dhabi remains as committed as ever to the safeguarding of our emirate’s invaluable cultural heritage. We must ensure that our intangible heritage, in particular, is protected so that the skills and knowledge associated with our crafts and practices can be preserved and passed down to future generations,” said Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi.

“Our nation’s proud past forms the basis of the Emirati identity and shapes our values. DCT Abu Dhabi’s cultural heritage initiatives are a testament to our efforts in supporting our culture and creative industries...read more...