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Cultural Heritage and Desert Environment in the Arabian Peninsula Exhibition by Students of Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, 26 April – 12 May 2023

As a research centre, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is exhibiting student-led research activities in Cultural Heritage Science and Environment, which are a part of the areas of priority defined by the Research Strategy. This students’ exhibition. Prepared by the undergraduate students of the Archaeology and History of Art, Geography and Planning and Sciences and Engineering Departments, this exhibition highlights research on Heritage and Environment in the Gulf area and reveals how Science helps analyzing the findings . Sciences, Archaeology and Geography are interconnected at each stage of Ancient Objects research, from field work to valorisation including material and sites study and lead to a new field of study: Cultural Heritage Science. This multidisciplinary study creates a connection between past civilisations and future generations. Students and researchers from various, yet complementary fields, share their knowledge to advance their research and findings on ancient culture, heritage, archaeology, and environment. At the same time, it aims at promoting the importance of laboratory analyses in the process of understanding ancient and traditional societies and helping preparing the future by understanding the past environment hazards.

This exhibition entitled SUAD Students’ Exhibition: Cultural Heritage and Desert Environment in the Arabian Peninsula includes, on the one hand, research posters illustrating collaborative research at SUAD, and on the other hand, pieces from private collections. Additionally, it displays some archaeological findings collected during surveys conducted by the university in the Dubai Emirate, at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) . Finally, 3D scans of archaeological artefacts are displayed in interactive holographic showcases.

From 26 April to 12 May 2023
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Atrium, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi Campus