Expand the Horizons of Cooperation with the Aga Khan Foundation10/03/2017 - عدد القراءات : 3231

The General Manager of Aga Khan Trust for Culture Mr. Luis Monreal, arrived on Wednesday 8, March 2017 for 2 - day official visit in Damascus.

In the first day Mr. Monreal met The Director of the UNESCO Regional Office in Beirut, Mr. Hamed Al Hammami, the Syrian Trust for development, Aleppo Council City and DGAM. During this meeting the participants discussed the possibilities of cooperation and mobilization of national and international efforts through the recovery phase of the ancient city of Aleppo.

In this regard, attendees discussed the need to form a steering committee to supervision of the preparation and implementation of the rehabilitation of the ancient city, directing workflow, implementation mechanisms in the different stages, coordination efforts and to secure funding from international interested parties.

In  the 2nd day Mr. Monreal met the Director General Prof. Dr. Abulkarim with the DGAM team, the meeting focused on way to enhance cooperation in the field of capacity building under the title of "Palmyra Museum Project", as this cooperation will allow the training of DGAM staff in Damascus, the possibility of establishing a training laboratory and to send experts in different experiences in order to strengthen the national capacities in the field of restoration of the Palmyra Museum, expanded it through a new museum and dealing with the museum according to the latest internationally standards.

At the end of his visit Mr. Monreal visited the National Museum in Damascus, where he was briefed on the Palmyra statues that are prepared to be sent to the exhibition which will be held during April at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto- Canada.


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