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Opening of the museum of maritime crafts in the Tripoli Mina


The national UNESCO committee inaugurated last week in collaboration with the Mar Elias School Alumni and the environmental protection committee “the museum of maritime crafts – the Jamil Dunia centre for sustainable development” in the town of Mina in Tripoli.  The event was held under the auspices of the Minister of Culture, Raymond Araijeh.  The general secretary of the national UNESCO committee, Zahida Darweesh, noted that the creation of this museum seeks to preserve memory and develop maritime crafts.  She added that the museum will be a space for organizing workshops and awareness raising events targeting artisans, youth and students.  The president of the environmental protection committee, Amer Haddad, noted for his part that the museum will help the development of the local community as well as preserve heritage and will also strengthen the link between the town’s history and its sea.
Source: Al-Mustaqbal 20 October 2014

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