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Located at the entrance of University City, the Centre is an institution providing researchers with integrated and comprehensive historical and geographical information tracing the development, history and heritage of life in the Arabian Gulf.
The Centre displays a number of exhibits that come directly from the private collection of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, including original and historical collector’s maps, the very first images of the region, and rare coins with special relevance to the Gulf.
The Archive Library holds a collection of rare publications of historical reference, covering the history of the Arabian Peninsula. Researchers have access to over one and a half million historical documents and records.
(Summary based on information of the Sharjah Art Foundation)
Main institution for contemporary arts, organizer of the Biennial and other world class events.
March - June 2022. Curators: Okwui Enwezor, Hoor Al Qasimi. Theme: Thinking Historically in the Present, conceived by late Enwezor.