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Innovation in Cultural Heritage

Al Riwaq Art Space hosts Durar’s 12th Regional Tour in Manama from 13-14 May 2017

يبدأ برنامج درر الابداعي جولته الاقليمية الثانية عشرة، هذه المرة  في منطقة الخليج من ١٣-١٧ مايو ٢٠١٧ لتعقد فعالياته  في مساحة الرواق للفنون - المنامة، ممكلة البحرين لينتقل بعدها الى دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة - الشارقة .

Al Riwaq Art Space is pleased to announce its collaboration with Durar, a regional research and training program developed by Creative Dialogue that aims to foster innovation and creativity in cultural heritage. Durar will begin its 12th regional tour this year in the Gulf region from 13-17 May 2017, starting in Manama, Bahrain with a two-day programme from 13-14 May at Alriwaq Art Space and concluding its trip in Sharjah.

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What is Durar?


DURAR is a regional research and training program developed by Creative Dialogue. It aims to foster innovation and creativity in cultural heritage responding to local needs and realities. Through a customized program of activities, DURAR guides the process of knowledge exchange, skills development and industry advocacy in order to show how innovative use of cultural heritage can be an investment opportunity for countries that leads to economic growth, development of new markets, job creation, social cohesion and environmental sustainability.


DURAR has been touring for 2 years with 10 issues on 4 continents including Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Workshop Schedule 

Saturday, May 13th and Sunday May 14th : 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cultural and Creative Tourism Development
Opportunities and Potentials 

Contemporary Heritage
Transforming Culture and Heritage  into Contemporary Design

Fashion Design Lab 
Investigation in new headpieces inspired by local culture      




Sunday May 14th, 10: 00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Pillar 1  // 
Cultural and Creative Tourism development and Cultural Heritage

Pillar 2  // 
Design,Crafts Innovation and Local Heritage

Durar Educational Program is supported by Strategic Partner Tamkeen

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