(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) TOKYO, Sept 10 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti cultural official said Tuesday that Kuwait is keen to activate the role of Kuwaiti museums in serving society and achieving its cultural and educational goals.
This came in a statement to KUNA made by Advisor to Secretary General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), Dr. Waleed Al-Saif, following Kuwait participation at the 25th General Conference of International Council of Museums (ICOM), held in Japanese city of Kyoto on September first-7th under the slogan (Museums as cultural hubs: The Future of Tradition).
Al-Saif who is also member ICOM and Chairman of and head of Kuwait National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-Kuwait), said that participation in such conferences contributes to the development of Kuwaiti museums, which is growing in numbers through the use of international organizations and experts specialized in museums.
Kuwait's participation in the conference came upon the directives of the Minister of Information, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Chairman NCCAL, Mohammad Al-Jabri, who stressed the importance of Kuwait's presence in this international forum.
Museums and heritage experts discussed several topics, including the challenges facing regional development, multiculturalism and disasters, in addition to searching for ways to enable museums to work towards the well-being of future generations while performing their work as cultural platforms, he said.
ICOM Kyoto 2019 is the biggest and most important conference of museums in the world. More than 3.000 museum professionals and experts from all international backgrounds will participated in this triannual event, the 25th General Conference of ICOM. After 24 successful editions, ICOM's flagship conference has become a worldwide reputed hub for exchange about the topical issues museums tackle today, as well as the most innovative solutions. (end)