US Cultural Heritage Restoration Fund open for applications

Conservation and Preservation professionals and groups in Malaysia may be interested in this source of funding for Cultural Heritage Restoration from the United States. More details can be found here.

US Embassy Invites Applications For Ambassadors Fund For Cultural Heritage Restoration
Bernama, 05 December 2010

The United States embassy in Kuala Lumpur is calling on organisations in Malaysia to apply for its Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, a grant to preserve cultural heritage all around the world.

Its counsellor for Public Affairs, Scott Rauland, said the grant which started in 2001 had been given to 640 cultural preservation projects in more than 100 countries.

“This represents a contribution of nearly US$26 million,” he told Bernama, here, Sunday.

Earlier, he accompanied Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Judith McHale, on a tour of the restored No 8 shoplot in Hereen Street, here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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