By Juliette Van Krieken-Pieters
This quantity adopts a multidisciplinary technique with contributions from archaeologists, linguists, an architect and legal professionals to the various demanding situations This entire quantity on Afghanistan's cultural background with contributions from archaeologists, linguist and legal professionals, facing the numerous concerns thinking about its defense, offers an insiders' reassessment of the placement and well-considered classes for the long run.
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Due to the obvious lack of security at Darulaman, the Ministry of Information and Culture of President Rabbani’s Government was also anxious to safeguard what remained of the collection. Thus, the objects were packed up and the Kabul Hotel in the centre of the city was chosen as a temporary site to house them along with 71 National Museum staﬀ members. From April to September 1996, just two weeks before the arrival of the Taliban in Kabul, over 500 crates, trunks and boxes, containing 3,311 objects were shifted from the Museum to the Kabul Hotel.
To address these challenges, SPACH has committed itself to developing, in cooperation with Ministerial staﬀ, a strategic plan for cultural heritage preservation, as a basis for discussion among our partner organizations and donors. The strategy centres on the belief that the safeguarding of cultural heritage is a vital part of sustainable development, through its potential contribution to education, livelihoods and the environment, but also in promoting a sense of identity and self-awareness, particularly among war-aﬀected communities.
The architect Prof. Andrea Bruno surveyed monuments in Herat and Jam Minaret on repeated occasions, the late Italian archaeologist, Maurizio Taddei, conducted one such survey on behalf of SPACH and UNESCO in 1999, returning to Ghazni where he excavated extensively in the 1960s and 1970s. He reported on the current status and made conservation recommendations for the Buddhist site at Tepe Sardar and the Islamic Palace of Massoud III. Another SPACH expedition in 2000 to Baghlan Province, led by Dr.
Art and Archaeology of Afghanistan: Its Fall and Survival: a Multi-disciplinary Approach by Juliette Van Krieken-Pieters