Pakistan, Switzerland sign MoU to cooperate in Museum Sector

ZURICH, Switzerland: Pakistan and Switzerland on Monday agreed to open new avenues of cooperation in museum sector through capacity building of museum experts, arranging exchange visits and conducting joint research programmes.

In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Division, Pakistan and Rietberg Museum Zurich, Switzerland.

The MoU was signed by Federal Secretary NH&LH Division Engineer Aamir Hasan and the Director Rietberg Museum Zurich Albert Lutz during a ceremony held at Rietberg Museum in Zurich, Switzerland.

Talking to the state-run news agency, the Director General Department of Archaeology and Museums, Islamabad Syed Junaid Akhlaq informed that this MoU would help enhance cooperation between both the Countries in museum sector.

Junaid Akhlaq revealed that the MoU would provide an adequate framework for future institutional co-operation between the Museums of Pakistan and Rietberg Museum, Zurich in the areas of capacity building, joint research programmes, publications, scholarships for doctoral and post-doctoral research for professionals and young scholars of Pakistan in museology in the universities of Switzerland.

The MoU would also promote exchange visits between museum experts of both Countries, museum related seminars, discussion programmes and other activities, he added.

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