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UQU President Receives the Report of the General Administration of Museums for the Year 1441 A.H.

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Added on - 2020/09/08  |  اخر تعديل - 2020/09/08

His Excellency the UQU President, Prof. Abdullah Bafail, in his office today, received the annual report of the General Administration of Museums for the academic year 1441 A.H. The report was submitted by the General Supervisor of the Administration of Museums, Prof. Fahd Al-Malki.

The annual report included the achievements of the General Administration of Museums in its various activities and events. It also documented the visits of officials, businessmen, and pilgrims performing Hajj or Umrah, and recorded their thoughts about the holdings that are included in the museum's corners and the efforts of the nation’s leaders who left behind various tokens of cultural and historical importance.

Moreover, the meeting involved a discussion about the investment mechanism in the museum, and the ways to harness its services and facilities for members of the society and enhance its media presence. This is in addition to establishing strategic partnerships with the public and private sectors.

Prof. Al-Malki stated that the General Administration of Museums seeks to introduce the cultural and archaeological holdings of the Saudi and scientific environment used throughout the ages. The aim of this is to develop the students' cultural and cognitive aspects, cultivate pride in their cultural and civilizational heritage, link the present generations with their glorious past, and create the appropriate environment for practical study and training of researchers, in addition to encouraging tourism and community service.

On his part, His Excellency the President of the University stressed the importance of the museum and its main role in introducing the Saudi heritage and legacy, promoting tourism, perpetuating the mention of honorable models from the ancestors of the nation, and introducing the pilgrims and Umrah performers of the civilizational and historical sites in the Saudi Kingdom. He praised the efforts and tangible successes of the Administration of Museums that were achieved during the past year.