Gallery Exhibit and Book Launch Highlight Fourteen Years of United States Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation in Pakistan

Islamabad, June 17, 2015 (PPI-OT): U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson, along with Dr. Yasmeen Lari of the Heritage Foundation and Mr. Aziz Boolani, CEO of Serena Hotels, welcomed artists, architects, archaeologists, and students at the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) book launch and photography exhibit at the Satrang Gallery in the Serena Hotel on June 16, 2015. The event celebrated fourteen years of U.S.-Pakistan cooperation in the field of cultural preservation in Pakistan.

“The book and photo exhibit documents eighteen outstanding cultural heritage projects throughout Pakistan and celebrates a fourteen-year commitment between our two countries to preserve the cultural heritage of Pakistan for future generations,” said Ambassador Olson. He also stressed the importance of celebrating cultural heritage in culturally and religiously diverse countries like Pakistan.

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation: Pakistan book and photography exhibit feature photographs from the eighteen preservation and rehabilitation projects in Pakistan, including the first-ever project in Taxila to the newest in Sindh, Makli Hill. The exhibit will remain open to the public until Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Since 2001, the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has assisted more than 125 countries in the restoration, preservation, and revitalization of cultural heritage sites. To learn more about the U.S. government’s educational and cultural programs in Pakistan, please visit: http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/.

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