Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority

The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority aims to make Abu Dhabi the cultural center of the region, while promoting national culture and identity as a source of pride and inspiration to the people. Its vision is to safeguard, manage and enhance national heritage; promote and encourage creativity in the fields of arts and culture; engage civil society by providing it with the means to develop cultural expression and knowledge; enrich intellectual production, encourage the fine arts and expose Arab and Islamic heritage on a national and regional scale. The photograph collection from the Arab Peninsula region includes around 10,000 photographs dating back to the 1940s to the present day, depicting historical characters, events, places and cultural aspects of life. It consists of film-based negatives, positive prints, digital files, black and white images, color images and color slides. The collection is not available to the general public except upon specific requests.

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