Projects

SAWA Museum Academy TeaserB ©Martina Kopp

SAWA Museum Academy 2019-2020

SAWA is the first ever explicitly transcultural capacity building program for current and future museum personnel in the Arab countries and Germany. SAWA is dedicated to the exchange of ideas on Appropriate Museum Studies across continents and cultures to encourage learning from and with each other 

Experience Richard Wagner – A Symposium in Abu Dhabi ©Goethe-Institut/Nizar Shorbagi

Experience Richard Wagner - Ein Symposium in Abu Dhabi

Exciting news: The world-renowned Bayreuth Festival is bringing The Valkyrie, the second opera of Richard’ Wagner’s Ring Cycle, to the UAE. Meet the Germanic superheroes Wotan, Fricka, Siegmund, Sieglinde in a performance, organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Experience Richard Wagner’s work at a symposium and film program.

Bundespräsident Richard von Weizsäcker und Sheikh Zayed © Bundesarchiv, B145 Bild 00007499 / Fotograf: Ulrich Wienke

YEAR OF ZAYED Special Issue DiscoverME

German magazine DiscoverME in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut in Abu Dhabi have published a special issue “YEAR OF ZAYED” dedicated to the German-Emirati relations, with a focus on the lifetime and governance of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Boys reading © UAEBBY

Books - Made in UAE

The project Books – Made in UAE supports the development of a sustainable local children’s book industry by training young and aspiring authors and illustrators in the creative process of producing children’s books in Emirati Arabic language.

Artist in Residence program © Stal Gallery, Muscat, Oman

Artist in Residence program

The Artist in Residence program fosters the development of the Omani art scene, and its outreach activities provide the guest artists with excellent preconditions to getting acquainted with Omani artists, culture and society.

Deutsche Saison Qatar © Qatar Museums

Qatar Germany Year of Culture 2017

Every year, Qatar Museums runs a year of culture, and in 2017 Germany will be the host country for the Year of Culture program. Through a variety of exhibitions, festivals and events, the Year of Culture promotes mutual understanding, recognition and appreciation between countries.

Backstory © Goethe-Institut Libanon

Backstory

BACKSTORY The Film Residency, in cooperation with Beirut Art Residency (BAR) and Metropolis Cinema supports young filmmakers from the Middle East, North Africa and Germany.

The Hamburg Kitchen Sessions meet the Arabic Music Sessions © www.katjaboehm.de

Music spaces in the Arab World

Living rooms turn into concert halls, kitchens morph into auditoriums. Popular entertainers jamming on couches, up-and-coming artists showcasing their skills between coffee tables and bookcases.