Hisham Al Madhloum is Director of the Directorate of Arts, Department of Culture and Information in Sharjah. He was previously Director of the Sharjah Calligraphy Museum (1995 - 2006), Director of the Sharjah Museum of Contemporary Art (1995 - 2006), and Director of the Sharjah Art Museum (1995 -2006). He has been General Coordinator of the Sharjah Biennial (1993 - 2007). He was instrumental in the planning and establishment of Sharjah TV. Al Madhloum is a founding member of Emirates Fine Arts Society and Emirates Photography Society, member of Emirates Arabic Calligraphy and Islamic Ornamentation Society and member of Sharjah National Theatre. He studied Visual Communication and Management at the University of the United Arab Emirates and graduated in 1985. Al Madhloum lives and works in Sharjah.