Aisha holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the American University of Sharjah. She joined the Sharjah Museums Authority in 2006 and has been Curator at the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization since its opening in 2008 and until June 2012. Her work involved caring for the collections at the museum, organizing exhibitions and events, developing national and international collaborations, as well as the overall management and day to day running of the museum in general. Aisha is currently Director of Executive Affairs at the Sharjah Museums Authority. She participates in long-range planning and overall management of the services provided to all the museums under SMA management.
Presentation Title: Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization: A Platform for Interfaith Dialogue
The Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is in fact the first, and only, museum of its kind in the world to present Islamic Civilization in an interdisciplinary and holistic approach. The museum’s permanent displays, programming and temporary exhibitions all have an overarching aim to open up channels of intercultural, interfaith and intergenerational dialogue in a manner that fosters and supports knowledge sharing in society. This presentation will give a brief overview of the museum’s approach through examples of such programming and exhibitions.