The Horse was organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, United Arab Emirates; the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau-Ottawa; The Field Museum, Chicago; and the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage
Established in 2005, the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) is the United Arab Emirates' government institution in charge of safeguarding, conserving, and promoting the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi. At a time when Abu Dhabi is witnessing unprecedented development, ADACH reinforces the willingness of the people of the UAE to preserve their national identity and cultural values while embracing progress and change. ADACH is underpinned by sound principles which seek to preserve Abu Dhabi's tangible and intangible heritage, to promote creativity and intellectual prowess in all forms, and to champion a society open to others and to intercultural dialogue. For that reason, ADACH's programs include lectures and conferences as well as poetry recitals, exhibitions, heritage festivals, and other artistic expressions of Emirati identity and its Arab and Islamic roots.
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau-Ottawa
"As Canada's national public museum of history and culture, we are delighted to collaborate once more with our international counterparts, and to host The Horse in 2010," said Dr. Victor Rabinovitch, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. "We will share our expertise and artifacts from our unique collection, allowing visitors from Canada, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates to appreciate the fascinating history of horses throughout the world. The Canadian Museum of Civilization is proud to continue collaboration on exhibitions with the American Museum of Natural History."
Discover the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canada's largest and most popular cultural institution. Located on a spectacular riverfront site in the heart of the National Capital Region, the Museum offers an unparalleled view of Ottawa's historic skyline. Acknowledged as one of the world's architectural masterpieces, the Museum welcomes 1.3 million visitors each year. Permanent exhibitions include the majestic Grand Hall, housing the world's largest indoor collection of totem poles; the First Peoples Hall, dedicated to the history and achievements of Canada's aboriginal peoples; the highly popular Canada Hall, which takes visitors on a cross-Canada journey through 1,000 years of history; and Face to Face: The Canadian Personalities Hall, which puts a human face on Canadian history with 27 fascinating people who helped shaped the country. Other favorite features include the Canadian Children's Museum, the Canadian Postal Museum, and the IMAX Theatre. Throughout the year, the Museum also presents special exhibitions and programming dedicated to diverse civilizations and cultures. An essential destination for anyone visiting the National Capital Region.
The Field Museum, Chicago
"The Field Museum is once again delighted to collaborate with the American Museum of Natural History. In the past, we have organized exhibitions such as Pearls, Water, and Mythic Creatures. Now, The Horse presents a unique look at the history of a magnificent animal, exploring how it evolved and was domesticated. The exhibition reveals the important relationship between the horse and human culture by showcasing artifacts from around the world and the latest scientific discoveries," said John W. McCarter, Jr., President and CEO of The Field Museum in Chicago.
Chicago's Field Museum is one of the world's foremost natural history museums. A must-see destination, The Field's permanent exhibitions include Sue, the largest T. rex ever found; Evolving Planet, a journey through the history of life on Earth; The Ancient Americas, an exploration of our hemisphere's first cultures; Underground Adventure, a bug's-eye view of the world beneath our feet; and Inside Ancient Egypt, a chance to unravel mysteries and discover treasures. In addition to showcasing these and many other exhibitions, The Field Museum is also a renowned research institution with over 200 scientists on staff. The Museum's collections total 23 million artifacts and specimens—all kept on-site and available for research. Museum scientists work in over 90 countries to study and preserve the Earth's biodiversity and to understand the world's many diverse cultures.
San Diego Natural History Museum
"This exhibition combines a variety of wonderful artifacts from around the globe with current research and vivid images to tell the story of man's and horse's intertwined history and continuing relationship," said Michael L. Hager, Ph.D., Executive Director of the San Diego Natural History Museum.
The San Diego Natural History Museum is a binational scientific institution focusing on the region from Point Conception south of Santa Barbara to Cabo San Lucas at the southernmost tip of Baja California. Through research we strive to understand this region's biodiversity, both past and present, and through education and exhibitions we hope to inspire in all a passion for understanding and preserving this unique region. Founded in 1874, the San Diego Natural History Museum is the second-oldest scientific institution in California, third-oldest west of the Mississippi. Through the leadership of its core group of citizen-scientists, the Society of Natural History influenced the establishment of the Torrey Pines State Reserve, the Anza-Borrego State Park, the San Diego Zoological Society, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The San Diego Natural History Museum was recently selected as the most family-friendly museum in San Diego, offering myriad events and activities, and appealing to San Diego visitors of all ages.