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Yemeni Heritage Week - Museums United for Yemen

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When, local time : Sunday, 24 April 2016 - 12:00am to Saturday, 30 April 2016 - 11:00pm

Type of Event : Special event

Contact : Kaori Kawakami, k.kawakami@unesco.org

UNESCO in cooperation with 10 leading museums around the world organises an international awareness-raising campaign “Yemeni Heritage Week – Museums United for Yemen” from 24 to 30 April 2016.
UNESCO and 10 leading museums around the world come together to raise international awareness on the great richness of Yemen’s culture and history.

All the participating museums – The Ashmolean Museum, The British Museum, Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian, Louvre Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale “Guiseppe Tucci”, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Russian Academy of Sciences, The State Hermitage Museum, The State Museum of Oriental Art, The Walters Art Museum – will organise temporary exhibitions and highlights of Yemeni collections at their respective museums. These exhibitions will provide general public with a great opportunity to explore and understand cultural heritage of Yemen, which is not always well-known in the world.

The Yemeni Heritage Week – Museums United for Yemen will be organised by the UNESCO Office in Doha from 24 to 30 April 2016 under UNESCO’s global campaign of #Unite4Heritage.

More information about this week and the activities organised by participating museum :