Riyadh- Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud chaired the 47th meeting of the board of directors of the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives (Darah) at Yamamah Palace on Monday.
The board of directors discussed a number of the foundation’s projects and activities, including the adoption of the development strategy that aims at making Darah a global reference point for the history and heritage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic world that is going to be supervised by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Second Deputy Premier and CEO of the Darah.
Darah aims to do this through the preservation, promotion and dissemination of knowledge.
The board also approved a bylaw for the preservation of historical documents in accordance with regulations and standards.
Attendees were then briefed on several other activities Darah is involved in, including the organization of the King Abdulaziz Festival for Camels to be held in March.
The meeting included an update on the History and New Media Program that aims to make historical and cultural heritage accessible for Saudi youth.
Finally, the board discussed ways to develop the planned Historical Atlas Project for the biography of the Prophet Muhammad, which will be available in print and digital formats.
It was suggested that documentaries or applications available on smart devices should also be considered.