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Islamic history museum in Madinah to promote national heritage

MADINAH: The Islamic University of Madinah plans to establish a history museum to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 through promoting the heritage of Saudi Arabia, Madinah and the Islamic University.
“This museum will contribute to strengthening the country’s cultural identity and promoting its national heritage, in addition to raising awareness of its value, improving the culture of museums and documenting the university’s history, which spans over half a century,” said the rector of the Islamic University of Madinah, Hatim bin Hassan Al-Marzouki.
Al-Marzouki asked the historical museum’s committee, led by Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Otaibi, to develop a full plan for the museum, including its architecture, theme and location, as well as mechanisms for collecting, classifying and archiving artifacts.
Among the committee’s members are Omar bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saloumi, Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Atni, Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saloumi and Rajaa bin Atiq Al-Muaili.