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    ICESCO Inaugurates its Program, “Aspects of Islamic World Heritage”

    8 May 2021

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) held a lecture titled, “The Kuwait Museum: Memory of a Homeland”. The Lecture, held Friday, May 7, 2021, via videoconference was presented by Dr. Sultan Mutlaq Al-Duwaish, Director of the Department of Antiquities and Museums of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature of the State of Kuwait, within the framework of ICESCO’s program, “Aspects of the Islamic World Heritage.”

    The program consists of holding two monthly lectures throughout 2021, featuring a number of officials in charge of managing, promoting and preserving Member States’ heritage. The program will also be an opportunity to exchange successful experiences and raise awareness on the importance of cultural properties and civilizational heritage of the Islamic world.

    This program is part of the implementation of ICESCO’s new vision aiming at extending full recognition to human and Islamic civilizational heritage, and in celebration of Heritage Month in the Islamic World for this year, under the theme: “United for Art and Heritage.” The Program also falls within the implementation of the second recommendation of the third extraordinary meeting of the Islamic World Heritage Committee (IWHC) (December 10, 2020), calling for the adoption of ICESCO’s initiative to celebrate Heritage Month in the Islamic World annually, spanning from April 18 (International Day of Monuments and Sites) to May 18 (International Museum Day).

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