Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural and Educational Institutions, visited the Amsterdam Central Library, responding to an invitation to visit this ancient library, which was established more than 100 years ago.
Frank Verbeek, Secretary General of the Library, valued the visit of Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan, expressing his appreciation for her intellectual and cultural giving, and her interest in learning about libraries and everything related to sources of knowledge.
Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan toured the library, which contains more than 1.3 million books and visual sources of knowledge, as well as some precious books and manuscripts dating back to the seventeenth century.
She got acquainted with the library’s departments, including the Arabic language section, which is concerned with knowledge products in the Arabic language.
During the meeting, it was agreed on joint cooperation between Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan’s cultural and educational institutions represented by the Future Ajyal Library and the Amsterdam Central Library represented by the section devoted to children in the field of reading development for children and the exchange of experiences and initiatives that work on this goal and in support of cultural exchange and acquaintance between the two societies .
Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan directed to send a set of books known in the UAE to be included in the library, as well as copies of her children’s story (The Light Awaits You), for which translations have been issued in several languages, including German, English and French.
In the external courtyard of the library, after the visit ended, Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan encountered a group of students who were visiting the library, and they expressed their desire to meet her. A dialogue took place between them about the Emirates and the important initiatives that develop the critical mind of students by developing thinking skills and asking questions so that it can The student is to learn creative thinking that affects building the personality in an effective and innovative manner.
Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan also visited the Milieudefensie Society, which is concerned with environmental affairs and the preservation of a clean and sustainable vital environment, in response to the invitation she received based on her efforts and work in preserving the environment and ensuring the creation of a sustainable healthy environment.
She was briefed on the association’s experience and its great and cross-border role in raising awareness and preserving the environment.
Sheikha Dr. Shamma bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan also visited the Museum of Art in Amsterdam, which includes many precious art productions and thousands of drawings and applied art productions. She also visited the Museum of the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt.