The UAE is planning an international heritage museum in Abu Dhabi in an aim to protect art and cultural heritage saved from conflict areas around the world.
The first of its kind, the museum is likely to be announced at the conference on Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage, which will be held in Abu Dhabi on December 2 and 3, Gulf News reported.
The museum will safeguard cultural monuments and artifacts in the Middle East, especially in countries affected by war and conflict.
Mohammad Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority said: “It currently has a state-of-the-art archive and will deliver institutions that can aspire to become the safe havens of tomorrow.”
Al Mubarak also stated that the UAE would be delivering a number of cultural facilities in the coming years.
More details will likely be shared next month.
The new facility will be completely independent from other museums opening soon in the UAE capital, including the Louvre and Guggenheim, which will welcome guests in 2017.