DUBAi / WAM
Innovation is never a tool to surpass heritage, experts argued during a joint forum held by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre and the Zayed University.
In the digital age and at the heart of the 4th Industrial Revolution, heritage is celebrated in the UAE and not forgotten. The Innovation and Heritage Forum aimed to promote research activities related to heritage and innovation among university faculty and students.
Preservation of cultural heritage is among the primary concerns of contemporary societies. Its significance has both economic and cultural roots. Culture and heritage are meaningful for both personal and collective developments of an individual, said the Vice-President of Zayed University.
Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook, CEO of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre, gave live examples of the innovations that the Centre links to culture, such as calculating the speed of birds in heritage tournaments and in falconry contests.