The Sharjah Art Museum is devoted to contemporary and modern art from the Arab world. Located in the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, the museum is part of the Sharjah Art Foundation and is dedicated to promoting and preserving the cultural heritage of the region. The museum was founded in 1998 and has since become a leading institution in the Middle East for the presentation of contemporary art. It is a major venue for local, regional, and international artists and exhibitions, and includes permanent collections, temporary exhibitions and educational programs. The exhibitions at the museum focus on the region and its art, including traditional Islamic art, modern and contemporary art, and new media. The museum also hosts a range of events and activities, including workshops and lectures, symposia, and panel discussions. The museum also provides resources for research, including onsite collections and digital archives. The museum also offers a fellowship program for emerging artists from the Arab world.