RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Royal Institute of Traditional Arts recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the King Fahd National Library, with the aim of supporting the efforts of both to enrich traditional arts.
The institute is an initiative of the Quality of Life Program. Through the advanced educational programs provided by the institute, the Ministry of Culture aims to develop national skills and the local cultural sector.
The MoU aims to preserve the national intellectual output by supporting the institute’s educational programs and implementing a number of joint projects in development and communication.
The institute’s director general, Suzan Al-Yahya, and the library’s acting secretary-general, Mansour Al-Zamil, signed the MoU in Riyadh.
Al-Yahya noted that the MoU comes within the framework of strategic cooperation between the two parties with regard to initiatives, events, joint programs, the organization of art exhibitions and the provision of resources in support of educational programs related to traditional arts.
Al-Zamil stressed the importance of this cooperation in cultivating local talent in the field of traditional arts and organizing national initiatives through partnerships with cultural institutions.