Saudi Royal Institute and UK's Royal College signed cultural collaboration MoU
London, October 20, 2023, In a significant development, the Royal Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia and the Royal College of Art in the United Kingdom have formalized a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to bolster their strategic collaboration and drive cultural and societal initiatives. The MoU was signed by Dr. Suzan Mohammed Al-Yahya, CEO of the Royal Institute of Traditional Arts, and Professor Naren Barfield, the Dean of the Royal College of Art.
This partnership encompasses a wide array of initiatives, including the development of academic programs focusing on traditional arts and crafts, hosting specialized seminars and workshops for artists, offering courses, facilitating student and faculty exchange programs, and initiating joint research projects in the realms of arts and design.
The Royal Institute of Traditional Arts is at the forefront of efforts to showcase the rich national identity of Saudi Arabia, while simultaneously preserving and enriching the country's traditional arts. Moreover, it plays a pivotal role in nurturing Saudi talent and enhancing their skills. This collaborative endeavor signifies a crucial step towards strengthening ties and promoting cultural exchange between these two esteemed institutions.