Zaki Art Collection

Art and Culture in Diplomacy

Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh has served on several public and private bodies dealing with the development of cultural and educational strategies in the UAE.

 

He was Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (2006-2012) and a member of the Board of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Tourism and Culture (2012-2016), today the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT). In this capacity, he contributed to the development of some of Abu Dhabi’s major cultural and art initiatives, such as the Saadiyat Island Cultural District and its leading museums, including the Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi, inaugurated in 2017.

 

Nusseibeh’s biography of publications includes translations of Gulf and Arab poetry into several European languages as well as articles in different journals and newspapers.

 

You can read more about his recent LinkedIn publications here.

 

He has recently published a book in Arabic Language about a tribal leader who was a close companion to the late Sheikh Zayed, the founder of the United Arab Emirates (Sheikh Zayed Wa Salem Bin Hamm, Rifqat Oumor, Abu Dhabi 2019).

 

Zaki Nusseibeh among collection
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“Art and culture play a vital role in expressing and reinforcing the values of kindness, tolerance, understanding and a sense of a shared struggle. Despite the obvious practical challenges, now is the most crucial time to utilize art, culture and diplomacy across borders to try amending some of the wounds inflicted upon humanity with the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh

“An act of kindness can say a lot about a country’s culture.”

Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh

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“Cultural diplomacy—the act of fostering mutual understanding through the exchange of art, ideas, and knowledge—has an essential role to play in pushing back against the false narratives on which destructive forces thrive in our world"

Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh

Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection
Al Ain art collection

“What the world needs now, more than ever, is a sense of shared humanity. What the world needs is to connect human beings in mutual discovery, respect and appreciation of one another. What the world needs right now is cultural diplomacy. I believe that cultural diplomacy is about connecting people. In a sense, connecting people is easier now than ever before. Cultural diplomacy is about insisting that cultural exchanges make us all stronger, not weaker. This is what the late Sheikh Zayed believed. He taught us to be open to others and to learn from them, and he reminded us of the common humanity that we share. We are proud of our heritage, but we are open to the world. We see our heritage strengthened by our engagement with the world".

Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh

Some pictures are taken from Harber's Bazaar Arabia. The collection on the website provides a small window into the full Al Ain art collection.