How Museums Pass On Cultural Heritage

Pakistan is rich in tangible and intangible cultural heritage. A vast array of Pakistani heritage is preserved and showcased in museums. International  Council of  Museums  (ICOM) has defined a museum as a non‐profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates, and exhibits, for the purpose of study,  education, and enjoyment,...

Opportunities and Risks of Virtual Communication for Museums Community in Pakistan

Not many people know that there is a thriving community of museum professionals in Pakistan, who work tirelessly to keep the museums rolling. Organized under a national committee, these museum professionals are also a part of the international community of Museologists, called International Council of Museums (ICOM). Through a network of coordinated activities, Pakistani museum experts interact with experts from around the world and learn from the...

The Promise of Tourism: Cultural Heritage of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

There are thousands of heritage sites scattered all over Pakistan belonging to a multicultural and multi-religious past from different eras. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) like other provinces is extremely rich in cultural heritage. Home to around 2,000 heritage sites in addition to 30,000 relics of the Gandhara civilization, one can easily find sites, which are important as well as sacred for Sikhs, Hindus, Jains, Christians, and Zoroastrians. Despite...