About the Museum
The Sharjah Museums Authority - SMA (Sharjah Museums Departemnt – SMD previously) was established in 2006 by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, as an independent government department. To be a cultural beacon that enhances Sharjah’ s identity locally and internationally and contribute in nurturing a community aware of museums’ importance as a cultural, educational and enjoyable destination.
The Sharjah Art Museum was inaugurated in April 1997 during the 3rd Sharjah International Arts Biennial. The Museum has a collection of modern and contemporary art by artists from the UAE and other Middle Eastern countries. It also organizes and hosts temporary exhibitions.
The Musuem has 111,000 square metres of gallery space over two floors. It is one of the main institutions in the art area of the city of Sharjah.
(Photo: Courtesy Sharjah Museums)