Etihad Museum hosts UAE postal history exhibition

DUBAI, 28th January, 2017 (WAM) — Etihad Museum is hosting its first exhibition on the UAE postal history until 30th April.

Opened by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the exhibition is being held under the title ‘Emirates to the World: Postal History from 1909 to Unification.’ The exhibition tells the story of the Emirate’s postal services from their earliest days through to the UAE unification in 1971, through stamps, letters, artworks and archives found in the extraordinary private collection of Abdulla Khoory, President of Emirates Philatelic Association.

Khoory’s collection has been augmented with objects and images supplied by Emirates Post and a number of other historical archives. The exhibition is accompanied by workshops for adults and children who are interested in postal history, letter writing, and the popular subject of philately, stamp collecting.

Abdullah Mohammed Al Falasi, Director of Etihad Museum, said, “We are pleased to introduce our first exhibition at Etihad Museum, which is focused on developing national awareness and understanding of the UAE’s history, and encouraging the exchange of academic knowledge between students, experts and all members of society. With this exhibition, the museum will provide an essential historical resource for younger UAE generations, residents and visitors.”

Abdullah Al Falasi added, “The evolution of the UAE’s postal services reflects the story of the Nation’s growth, in which communication has played a vital role by strengthening the country’s internal discourse while also connecting it with the wider world. Dubai Culture applauds Mr. Khoory for preserving this precious part of UAE history, and is delighted to now be able to share it with visitors.”