ANKAWA, Iraq – The Directorate of Syriac Heritage and Museum in Ankawa, a suburb of Erbil, received a delegation from the U.S. Consulate General in Erbil. The two sides discussed a project for developing the Syriac Heritage Museum within a minority support and heritage preservation program.
The delegation comprised the U.S. Consul General, Steven Fagin, and OIC of General Affairs, Adrian Brandt. They were received by Mr. Kaldo Ramzi Oghana, Director of the Syriac Heritage Museum. Discussed during the meeting was a project for the renovation and development of the Syriac Heritage Museum within a minority support program to preserve the museum in Ankawa, the only such museum that preserves the heritage and culture of the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people.
The director of the Syriac Heritage Museum will visit the U.S. in January as a part of a minority heritage preservation program to acquaint himself with up-to-date methods used by international museums in preserving heritage with an aim to develop the Syriac Heritage Museum in line with international standards.