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‘New Cultural Destination of the Year’ in MENA
BERLIN, April 9: The iconic Kuwait-based Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre was declared Thursday the 2021 winner of the Leading Culture Destinations Berlin Awards, known globally as the “Oscars for Museums”, under the category of ‘New Cultural Destination of the Year’ in the Middle East and North Africa.
The award was received by Maha Al-Mansour from the Amir Diwan cultural centers department and Talal Al-Aqab from the relations department at Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre. Al-Mansour said in a statement to KUNA that receiving an award is important for Kuwait in the cultural fields, especially with Berlin, which is one of the German cities that host all form of museums.
On her part, the observer of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Center Fatma Aman said that just being nominated for this award brings cultural centers in Kuwait into the scope of international competition, which highlights Kuwait role in culture support and keeps pace with the world. She referred to the award’s role in enhancing Kuwait’s position in global cultural circles, not only in Germany by promoting the experiences of other countries. This year’s ceremony included 13 awards, the New Cultural Awards, the Digital award, the Soft Power award, the Smart Climate Award, the Travelers award and many others. (KUNA)