Manal Ataya

Women in the Arts for hundreds of years, some might say thousands of years. Serenely and quietly powerful shakers and movers!

Manal Ataya, the Director General of the @sharjahmuseums Sharjah Museum Authority of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) is one of them. She has been a pioneer of cultural and diplomatic exchanges between east and west. She has launched cross cultural initiatives for many years with museums in Australia, Europe (France, Italy and Germany) to strengthen global ties for a more peaceful coexistence and a better future.

Read her very enlightening and humble article about tolerance and explaining how museums can use their soft power with expansive programs and arts education to connect people and inspire a better understanding.