Int'l conference on reconstruction of quake-damaged museums opens  

18th Jan, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: A four-day international conference on the reconstruction of the museums in the country damaged by the Gorkha Earthquake has kicked off in Kathmandu from tuesday.

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Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeevan Bahadur Shahi inaugurated the conference organized by the International Council of Museums Nepal Chapter with an objective to garner support from the concerned community to rebuild the museums sustaining damages in the 7.6-magnitude quake that struck on April 25, 2015.

Reaffirming government's commitment towards the protection and promotion of the museums, Minister Shahi expressed his confidence that the conference would play an important role to help reconstruct the quake-damages museums in the country.

Similarly, Nepal Museum Association Chairperson Prem Singh Basnyat underscored preservation of the heritages outside of the Kathmandu Valley besides taking into account those in the Valley.

Likewise, UNESCO Representative Christian Manhart shared about the UNESCO's support for the repair of the quake-damaged museums in Nepal.

 Altogether 16 representatives from various countries, including China, Japan, Taiwan, and Slovenia among others, will present working papers on wide range of issues relating to the reconstruction of museums.

They will also deliberate on the working papers and make an on-site visit of the quake-damaged museums in the Valley, the organizers said.