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Saudi commission and TRSDC ink deal to secure Kingdom’s heritage and develop museums

The deal focuses on five key areas including projecting and preserving archaeological and heritage sites

In a bid to boost cooperation and develop museums and the Kingdom’s national heritage, Saudi Arabia’s Heritage and Museums commissions have signed key agreements with the Red Sea Development Company. The signing ceremony was held in Riyadh under the patronage of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, minister of Culture and chairman of the Heritage Commission and the Museums Commission.

According to a report by Arab News, the Heritage Commission deal focuses on five areas, the first of which includes protecting and preserving archaeological and heritage sites and registering the proposed ones on the Unesco World Heritage List.

The second area relates to research, survey and archaeological excavation, while the third is concerned with urban heritage. The fourth deals with the reconstruction of historical mosques and the fifth defines the cooperation of the two parties in the crafts and handicrafts sector.

The Museums Commission MoU focuses on two axes for cooperation. The first focuses on building the first maritime museum and an underwater archaeology center in the Kingdom, and the second deals with identifying potential opportunities in developing museums and galleries, the report concluded.

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