Home About Kuna Advertise Contact Us Kuna's Bureaus Services KUNA training center Term Of Use
Register Login
facebook Twitter Youtube rss
Florida man sentenced for threats against Miami mosque      Crown Prince Cup semifinal: Qadsiya v Al-Arabi, Al-Kuwait v Al-Naser      Trump extends emergency regarding terrorists who threaten Mideast peace process      Kuwaiti FM visits embassy in France      His Highness Amir receives call from US Pres.
  Culture & Art
Sharjah Prize ''09 awarded to Iraqi poet, Polish publisher - UNESCO
18/01/2010 | LOC20:01
17:01 GMT
| World News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط
PARIS, Jan 18 (KUNA) -- The 2009 Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture has been awarded to the Iraqi poet and calligrapher Ghani Al-Aani and Polish publisher and academic Anna Parzymies, it was announced here Monday.
Recommended by an international jury that examined 28 nominations from 21 Member States, UNESCO's Director General Irina Bokova will present the awards at a ceremony at Headquarters on February 9, 2010, the UN organization said in a statement.
Al-Aani, poet and calligrapher, is heir of the Baghdad calligraphy school and is one of the great masters of contemporary calligraphy.
The internationally-renowned artist has exhibited in every major capital in the world. The prize was awarded to Al-Aani for introducing Arab-Islamic calligraphy to the West, the statement noted.
On the other hand, Parzymies is a Polish publisher and academic, specializing in Arab culture. As director of a publishing house devoted to Arab culture, Parzymies took part in the publication of more than 80 books. In 1998, she set up the Department for European Islam Studies at the University of Warsaw.
It is one of the first scientific institutions in Europe devoted to Arab-Muslim culture and society in the region. Parzymies was granted the award for her invaluable contribution to promoting Arab culture in Poland, the statement said.
The Sharjah Prize of USD 30,000 for each laureate was proposed by Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al-Qassimi and approved by UNESCO's Executive Council in 1998, with funds from the Emirate of Sharjah.
Initially awarded every two years, the Prize has been annual since 2003 and honors individuals, groups or institutions that have made a significant contribution to the development, dissemination and promotion of Arab culture throughout the world, as well as the conservation and revitalization of Arab intangible heritage. (end) tm.hb KUNA 182001 Jan 10NNNN
 Print
  Email
 Save
Share
Share
Kuwait
Photos from GCC Summit
Photos from GCC
share your photos Kuwait Vision
Vote for best photo for 2017

Kuwait Reader
Kuwait Vision
 
News Brief
 


KUNA publishes a book titled (His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah: A Humanitarian Leader) to commemorate the UN honoring of Kuwait's leader

 
Most Read Most Emailed  
1.   White House physician says Trump's mental, physical health "excellent"
2.   Kuwaiti oil price down 8 cents to USD 66.52 pb
3.   Kasbah of the Udayas... Amazing heritage site in Morocco
4.   Kuwaiti well-achievers visit Tangier's high-speed rail line
5.   USD stable against KD at 0.300, EUR at 0.368
6.   Photo of the day
 
 
kuna magazien

 
Publications

 
WEATHER
PRAYER
CURRENCIES
KUWAIT AIRPORT
About KUNA KUNA SERVICES USEFUL LINKS KUNA ARCHIVE KUNA PUBLICATIONS
Home
About Kuna
Advertise
Contact Us
Kuna's Bureaus
Services
KUNA training center
Term Of Use
Read The Whole Newscast
Pictures (during the week)
FTP Service
KUNA Reader
SMS Services
kuwait in memory of day
Job Application
Careers
Arab News Agencies
International News Agencies
Governmental Institutes
other useful links
Prayer Times
News Archive
Other News Services
Today In Kuwait's History
Events
Training Sessions
Videos
All KUNA right are reserved © 2012. This site is designed and published by IDS