Sunday, February 15, 2009

DM gets membership in International Council of Museums

The Architectural Heritage Department of Dubai Municipality has recently got membership in the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The ICOM is an international organization formed in 1946 in Paris under the UNESCO with 151 member countries. Its associates work in the field of design and management of museums.

Eng. Rashad BuKhash, Director of Architectural Heritage Department said this membership offers a number of important matters in museum science to Dubai Municipality such as cooperation, professional exchange, development of tourist guides and museum curators, spreading of knowledge, increasing awareness about museums, updating on the latest developments in the field of museum designing and management, and increasing cooperation with global organizations and international museums in the field of heritage awareness.

He said this exclusive membership related to study and development of museums is a result of the concerted efforts of the Municipality in creating bridges of cooperation with international organizations for preserving the cultural heritage as well as the heritage of the UAE for near and far future.

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