Youth and Our Cultural Identity

Pakistan is one of the fortunate countries which is experiencing a youth bulge. Youth within the age bracket of 15 to 29 years forms nearly 30 percent of the total population, out of which more than 50 percent are girls. On top of that, approximately 64 percent of our population is below the age of 30. That makes Pakistan a young nation, as compared to the aging population of many countries of the world. The statistical profile of our nation would...

Safeguarding Cultural Heritage

Culture is the distinctive lifestyle, value systems and world views of a group of people that include traditions, beliefs and practices of a community. Culture is the fundamental marker of identity which binds the community together as a group. Heritage or Virsa is the legacy of the past generations in the form of values, norms and life styles, which include both tangible and intangible aspects. Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts...

Women in Culture

International Council of Museums (ICOM), is a unique network of more than 37,000 members and museum professionals who represent the global museum community. Having its headquarters in Paris, France, ICOM was inaugurated in 1946 by and for museum professionals. It has 115 National Committees and 30 International Committees dedicated to various museum specialties. To represent Pakistan, a National Committee of ICOM Pakistan was established in 1962,...