‘Roads of Arabia’ expo opens in Tokyo

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The Tokyo museum is the third Asian stop of the Roads of Arabia Exhibition and the 13th stop at the international level. (SPA)
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Roads of Arabia is a 466-piece archaeological exhibition that showcases the rich civilization, history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula.
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Roads of Arabia is a 466-piece archaeological exhibition that showcases the rich civilization, history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula.
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Roads of Arabia is a 466-piece archaeological exhibition that showcases the rich civilization, history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula.
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Roads of Arabia is a 466-piece archaeological exhibition that showcases the rich civilization, history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula.
Updated 01 February 2018
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‘Roads of Arabia’ expo opens in Tokyo

RIYADH: The Roads of Arabia exhibition was inaugurated at Tokyo National Museum on Monday by Saudi Ambassador to Japan Ahmed bin Younes Al-Barrak.
Roads of Arabia is a 466-piece archaeological exhibition that showcases the rich civilization, history and culture of the Arabian Peninsula in general and of Saudi Arabia in particular. The artifacts range from prehistoric and pre-Islamic periods to the reign of King Abdulaziz, and some are on display for the first time.
“The prestigious exhibition was opened on behalf of the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), Prince Sultan bin Salman, by the Saudi ambassador to Japan,” Majed Al-Sheddi, director general of media relations at SCTH told Arab News on Tuesday.
“Prince Sultan has sponsored the opening ceremony of this 13th edition of the exhibition on foreign soil, and it has been inaugurated in cooperation with the museum administration and the Saudi Embassy in Tokyo,” he added.
Saudi Aramco has contributed to the cost of the exhibition, which will enable visitors to enter free of charge, Al-Sheddi added. Roads of Arabia is a joint initiative of Saudi Aramco’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and the SCTH.
Tokyo is the third Asian stop for the exhibition. Since its launch on July 13, 2010 at the Louvre in Paris, the exhibition was hosted by 10 museums in Europe and the US, before moving on to its Asia tour, first in Beijing in 2016 and then in Seoul in mid-2017, from where it moved to the National Museum in Riyadh as part of the first Saudi Archaeology Forum in November last year.
Al-Sheddi claimed the expo has received considerable attention in Japan, where it is the largest exhibition of its kind to introduce the antiquities of Saudi Arabia and the civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula.
After Japan, Roads of Arabia will be staged in Istanbul before moving on to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in the latter part of the year.


GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

Updated 26 June 2019
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GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

RIYADH: The General Authority for Entertainment (GEA) launched its “Entertainment Pioneers” program, in partnership with the Initiatives Center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (Misk).

The program aims to prepare citizens, and especially fresh graduates, to work with the most renowned international companies in the field of entertainment, to gain experience, develop their skills in the field, and enable them to integrate this sector and contribute to its development and prosperity.

The program is part of GEA’s strategy to develop the sector of entertainment in accordance with the best international standards, and to provide it with qualified national competencies in this field, to meet the objectives of the Quality of Life program, a basic part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The first stage of the program will kick off in collaboration with a leading American entertainment company that employs 44,000 people worldwide, and that has a record of more than 30,000 entertainment programs and 100 festivals, with its sales surpassing of 500 million tickets per year.

In addition, various international companies are participating in the event, in order to train Saudis in the tasks of planning, organization and management of entertainment programs and projects.

As part of its plans to develop and increase the size of local content in the entertainment sector, GEA is launching several other initiatives to train Saudi cadres develop their skills, and to integrate the job market especially in small and medium enterprises in the field of entertainment.

For registration a webpage was set on the link: https://misk.org.sa/fellowship/services/live-nation/