The tour offered a comprehensive overview of HoW’s key features – an impressive collection of physical and digital resources including rare books, its multipurpose halls, spaces dedicated for reading, working, hosting events and exhibitions, fabrication laboratories, and an advanced printing facility.
There were book reading sessions for children from She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History by Chelsea Clinton.
A Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) project, House of Wisdom reimagines libraries for the 21st century, and is scheduled for public opening in April this year in Sharjah.
According to Sheikha Bodour, the House of Wisdom is a new cultural milestone, and has strengthened Sharjah’s position as a melting pot of world cultures in the region.
The collection contains rare historical literature books dating back to the late 19th century. This addition enriches the House's vast cultural and knowledge storehouse for visitors wishing to explore the history of the Middle East.
This socially-centred space is a lasting tribute to Sharjah’s tenure as World Book Capital 2019 and paves the way for the emirate’s future role in promoting culture
The House of Wisdom is a magnet for curious minds, dreamers and learners. It is designed as a space to enhance cultural understanding, and cross-cultural communication between nations, while offering continuous opportunities for learning and gaining knowledge.
The highlight of this exhibition is that visitors will have access to 15 of Khalil Gibran’s works that have never been seen before.