Museums..cultural and cognitive schools for the new generation

Fatima Atfa (Abu Dhabi)

When we visit a museum, we see traces of history and we examine civilizations through the exhibits, and the young generation learns the values ​​of civilization and cultural communication, and Dr. say. Omar Abdel Aziz, Director of Studies and Publications at the Institute of Culture in Sharjah: Museums are essentially a boat that transports the viewer to landmarks of geography and historical wisdom, allowing its visitors to navigate these spaces full of connotations and meanings. Thus, those museums become a school of culture in the comprehensive sense of the word, because culture is the most comprehensive incubator for what was and will be, and it is for the magical amulet that fences the organic relationship between past, present and future.
Dr. adds. Abdul Aziz suggested that in museums the philosophy of history crystallizes through its flashing signs and dazzling brilliance as it is a living record of history in its transformations and twists and for this reason nations take their rightful place through their anthropological and archaeological histories. in all archaeological finds and writings of every kind, and with tools and models that reflect the scene Historical buildings, facilities, aesthetics and beliefs that emphasize that the visitor to the museum is covered with the most distilled and pure sciences.

fun and educational
And about the benefits of visiting museums, the poet d. Shehab Ghanem says: “There is a famous proverb that appeared in the West more than a century ago, which says that a picture is worth a thousand words.” And if this saying is true, then we can say that visiting one of the advanced museums will keep you from reading dozens of books, because the one who reads or hears is not like one who has seen, because visiting museums combines fun, culture and education.
Dr. continues. Ghanem explained: If we visit a history museum in a country, we will know about the history and heritage of that country and the formation of its civilization, and school students, when they visit national and history museums in their country, better understand the history and identity of their nation, as well as the history and identities of other nations when visiting national museums in those countries. There are also science museums that increase the understanding of both students and ordinary people in physics, chemistry, geology, biology, astronomy, space science, nuclear energy and various sciences according to the museum’s equipment and capabilities. There are museums of the future, such as in Dubai, that introduce you to the latest technology and artificial intelligence. Dr. adds. Ghanem said that natural science museums display dinosaurs and extinct animals, zoos, botanical gardens and marine museums, and there are art museums that display paintings, and specialized museums (such as the early period of Islam as in museums in Medina), stressing, that museums in general A way to gain understanding, culture and knowledge in a fast and fun way.

shortening of time
For his part, the poet and researcher Khaled Al-Dhanhani emphasizes the importance of museums because they lead to the transmission of societal values, the dissemination of their heritage and customs, and the association of new generations with their past. is the reduction of time and place in one place, and by informing generations of the cultural heritage of the nations that preceded it. It also carries a cultural message, and at the same time tourism, entertainment, national and international affairs from grandparents to fathers.
Continuing, Al Dhanhani pointed out the importance of digital museums for the global and local audience to see and see what they possess of archaeological, heritage and artistic techniques, explaining that museums in the UAE have gone digital and this provides a opportunity for anyone interested in the world to see them. He explained that some museums were established through individual efforts where some of them allocate a part of their house and set up a museum in it or build a special place where they can put these antiquities because they love to acquire old tools, and some of them have a passion to buy some old artifacts and he encourages to support these museums and visit it because it increases the adherence to the national identity, through school students who know things about their past and the past of their ancestors.

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