The National Archives Provides the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Center with Documented Publications and Multimedia of National Content

 The National Archives Provides the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Center with Documented Publications and Multimedia of National Content

The National Archives Provides the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Center with Documented Publications and Multimedia of National Content

The National Archives Continues the Cooperatation with the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Center in the Dissemination of Documented Historical Information and in the Upbringing of Young Generations
The National Archives continues its joint cooperation with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan’s cultural and educational institutions, with the aim of disseminating documented information that enhance national knowledge in writings and through exhibitions of historical documents, multimedia and photos that document the efforts of loyal leaders who devote a lot of efforts to advance their country. The National Archives aspires by this constructive cooperation to raise a conscious generation capable of bearing its national responsibilities as that is consistent with its role in the national upbringing of generations.
In this regard, the National Archives provided the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Center with a number of short documentaries from the “Memory of the Nation” project and provided Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Future Generation Society with its publications which document important chapters of the history of the UAE and the Gulf region.
It is noteworthy that the cooperation and coordination between the National Archives and the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Center resulted in the organization of two events per month. These events include lectures, reading workshops and educational games. Coordination between the two parties continues in the summer program for children. Regarding this cooperation, Her Highness Sheikha Dr. Shamma Bint Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural and Educational Institutions, said: “The national and cultural goals of the National Archives are in harmoney with the goals of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan institutions and the frameworks for joint cooperation between the two parties represent strides towards realizing the visions of the UAE; as the modern National Archives system aims to provide integrated research and knowledge services and undertakes to develop the center’s holdings and enhance their accessibility to community institutions and the members of society by strengthening the corporate and community outreach in order to achieve its mission by providing and publishing specialized historical research materials, and issuing a number of books and periodicals that act as refernces to students and researchers interested in the history and heritage of the UAE and the Gulf region. The Center also presents seminars and participates in regional and international conferences and seeks to organize exhibitions of historical archives. With this we can reach community participation together to shed light on the history and civilization of the UAE; in a way that supports and enhances the national identity and belonging to the homeland.”
About this cooperation, His Excellency Abdulla Majed Al Ali, the Executive Director of the National Archives, said: “The National Archives has strong cooperative relations with the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Center. These relations aim at creating the integration between the two parties in some mutual tasks and roles that would be in the interest of the community and residents in the UAE.
These relations are based in the fact that the National Archives is a source of serious and documented publications that review the aspects of the civilizations that the UAE has gone through and its modern history in which one feels full of pride as well as the multimedia, historical records and documents and documentaries that can enrich the historical dimension of the UAE in the activities of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Center.”
He added: “We highly value the national role the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Center plays at the level of national upbringing. This mission coincides with the strategy of the National Archives, which has taken upon itself the task of national upbringing of generations. Whereas the National Archives is keen to fulfill its mission in providing decision makers and public with trusted information with the aim of promoting the sense of belonging and national identity, it is keen to strengthen relations with the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Center, which carries out an important national mission.”
His Excellency pointed out that the efforts of the National Archives combined with the efforts of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan Center will have a great impact on the national upbringing of the children of today, the men of tomorrow as they enhance their children’ sense of belonging to the homeland and loyalty to its wise leadership. Moreover these efforts consolidate their national identity and instill in them the principles of good citizenship and inform them about the lives of the great leaders in the history of the UAE, which makes it easier for them to choose real role models that will help them carrybear the mission and follow the path of the fathers and ancestors in building the nation and preserving its gains.
The National Archives:
The National Archives of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs was first established in 1968 upon the directives of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, with the aim of collecting documents and information relating to the history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region. Forty years later, His Higness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE President, issued Federal Law No. (7) of 2008 changing its name to the National Center for Documentation and Research (NCDR), and assigning it to organize the archives of the various UAE government entities. Finally, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan issued Federal Law No. (1) of 2014, renaming it the National Archives.