SAWA Museum Academy of Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has been nominated as one of only three finalists in the international Leading Cultural Destinations Award 2020 in Germany, Berlin.

The unique cross-cultural exchange programme SAWA, ‘Sisters in Liberty’, an exhibition at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration in New York, and ‘Ottawa Art Gallery’, a visual arts institution in Canada, have been shortlisted for LCD’s Best Cultural Collaboration under the category of Soft Power Destination of the Year. 

Winners among nominees representing about 50 cultural destinations from 26 countries including USA, France, Italy, UK, Spain, Bahrain, KSA, UAE, and others, will be announced during a ceremony held for the first time in Berlin on March 4, after having been held in London for five years in a row.

A prominent international jury selecting winners include Matthew Anderson, European culture editor for The New York Times; Helena Egan, tourism and place-making specialist; Dr. Martin Heller, cultural advocate and arts patron; Oliver Jahn, editor-in-chief, AD Architectural Digest; Dr. Thierry Morel, director, curator-at-large and board member of the Hermitage Foundation; artist Ahmet Out; and Salma Tuqan, deputy director of the Delfina Foundation. 

Source: Elite Media