Saudi Arabia to have center for information archives


Saudi Gazette report

Riyadh — Saudi Arabia is setting up a national center for information archives.

A decision to this effect was issued on Sunday by Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Al-Awwad.

The center will preserve, document and highlight national information history.

The center will include radio, TV, printed information contents, archived photos and other related materials.

The center will also house a museum for old information tools and equipment.

Dr. Adel Bin Aifan Al-Harthy has been appointed as the director of the center, which is considered to be one of the new initiatives to benefit from the information content and historical materials that shed light on the history of important epoch in the development of society.

The center will attract local and international visitors and researchers as well as those interested in society, culture, heritage and artifacts.

The center can benefit from suggestions and expertise of specialists in building, designing, indexing and classifying archives.