The third edition of the Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2019 will be held at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi from April 7 to 11.
Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in collaboration with five cultural partners representing influential sectors in the fields of media, heritage, arts, museums and technology, the event will feature discussion panels, performances and interactive workshops, to determine an annual cultural agenda that will address challenges and provide practical solutions.
The five partners are: The Economist Events, which will programme the media stream and provide expertise in discussing issues related to information and its policies; UNESCO, to address the tangible and intangible heritage role in societal change; the Royal Academy of Arts to curate and lead on the arts stream; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, to explore how museums can shape the future of culture; and Google, to provide insights on the technology stream and to lead the discussion related to tech, arts and expected changes in culture.
Chairman, DCT Abu Dhabi, HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak elucidated: “Over the last two years, the Culture Summit has attracted the attention of global stakeholders in various fields of cultural awareness and intellectual development. We welcome the global partners who will support the Summit with their extensive knowledge in the domains of culture, arts, media heritage and museum, and to drive dialogue on ways to contribute to the growth of contemporary societies in sustainable ways.”
The Culture Summit Abu Dhabi is a unique global platform that brings together leaders in arts, heritage, media, museums, public policy and technology to identify ways in which culture can play a pivotal role in raising awareness, building bridges and promoting positive change.