Dubai, Apr. 23, 2009 (WAM) — Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), last night inaugurated the “reminiscing heritage” photographic exhibition at the Ismaili Centre.
This exclusive four-day photographic exhibition showcases around 61 historic and rare images captured through the lens of Royal Photographer, Noor Ali Rashid taken in the 60s categorised by the themes of people, places and occasions.
Sheikh Majid was very impressed with the collection on display and praised Noor for his efforts and dedication to conscientiously documenting the UAE’s culture and progress.
The exhibition is part of a new initiative called the ‘Ismaili Centre Cultural Series’ which represents a spectrum of initiatives to be hosted at the Ismaili Centre, comprising many forms of cultural expressions in visual and performing arts. It aims to promote culture, inspire and celebrate historic identities. Future exhibitions will showcase the work of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Historic Cities Programme, and the Education and Culture Programme. AKTC is one of nine agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
Also commenting on the show, Aziz Merchant, Member for Communications of the Ismaili Centre Management Board said: ‘We are very proud to be associated with The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and intend to jointly promote the Dubai ethic of providing cultural inspiration and celebrating historic identities to its people”.