British Museum Renames Gallery Commemorating UAE’s Sheikh Zayed
By Nada Hamouda
Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism signed an agreement with the British Museum on the 20th of June to name one of its galleries after the late Sheikh Zayed. A tribute set to honor the Founding Father of UAE’s commitment to agriculture as a way to modernize the UAE.
Moreover, the agreement will also include the development of a loan framework. Hence, some important objects from the British Museum will be exhibited at Zayed National Museum upon its opening.
The British Museum, established in 1753, houses some of the world-famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies. The gallery explores the history of farming in the Middle East and the resulting social, cultural, and economic progress that formed the modern world in Europe.