The Oriental Institute’s Partnership with the National Museum of Afghanistan

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June 20, 2013

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The Oriental Institute was selected by the US Department of State to partner with the National Museum of Afghanistan (NMA) to play a crucial role in the first-ever inventory of the museum’s holdings and assist in the conservation of Afghanistan’s cultural heritage. Positioned on the Silk Road, Afghanistan was the nexus of interaction between numerous cultures, lending an international flavor to the NMA collections. Discover the wide range of treasures housed at the NMA and learn how the Oriental Institute team is ensuring that the holdings are documented and preserved in partnership with NMA staff.