Happy New Year! GCDN wishes you all the very best for 2020 – and to start the year on a positive note, we are delighted to present the two newest members to join our network: Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism; and Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage.
The Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction, which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike.
DCT policies, plans and programs relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and too developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum, and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
The Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage consists of the following four units and their activities:
- Heritage: Acquire, document, preserve and share IOC heritage;
- Olympic Studies Centre: Curate, service and stimulate the best of Olympic knowledge;
- The Olympic Museum: The essential storyteller to reveal the Olympic ideal – a destination and a content factory;
- International Programmes: Develop deployment strategy, produce culture and education programmes worldwide, animate networks.
The Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage acts as a leading international player in the promotion and dissemination of Olympism in the field of culture, heritage, education and knowledge.
Welcome to the network!