In three decades of conflict and unrest, Afghanistan has lost a great amount of its irreplaceable cultural heritage, highlighting how in fragmented and polarized societies heritage can often become a target. But it is also an agent which can help populations to forge a relationship with their precious history, and maintain peaceful co-existence alongside multiple ethnic groups. This talk shares the experience gained from the joint heritage and museum projects undertaken by the Centre for International Heritage Activities in partnership with the Afghan cultural sector, and reflects upon how that experience is relevant for peace-building processes in Afghanistan.
Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided.
Robert ParthesiusDirector of CIE - Centre for International Heritage Activities; Visiting Professor of Heritage and Museum Studies, NYUAD
Omara Khan MassoudiDirector, National Museum of Afghanistan
Omar SultanFormer Deputy Minister of Information and Culture, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Brendan CassarCulture Program Specialist and Former Chief, Kabul Culture Unit, UNESCO
Susanne AnnenFormer Senior Advisor, Ministry of Information and Culture, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Susanne Annen, Former Senior Advisor, Ministry of Information and Culture, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
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