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US Public Diplomacy and Cultural Heritage Preservation In Afghanistan Laura A. Tedesco, PhD. Cultural Heritage Program Manager U.S. Department of State


Band-e-Amir, Bamyan Province Afghanistan’s first National Park


Band-e-Amir, Bamyan Province Afghanistan’s first National Park


Herat City of Alexander the Great and Timurid Empire

"If any one ask thee which is the pleasantest of cities, Thou mayest answer him aright that it is Herāt. For the world is like the sea, and the province of Khurāsān like a pearl-oyster therein, The city of Herāt being as the pearl in the middle of the oyster." —Rumi, 1207-1273 A.D.


The Citadel of Herat Qala Ikyturrardin


The Citadel of Herat Qala Ikyturrardin


The Citadel of Herat Qala Ikyturrardin


The National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul

National Museum of Afghanistan in 1994 and in 2011


National Museum of Afghanistan, 1994


National Museum of Afghanistan, 1994


Museum Partnership between the National Museum and University of Chicago, Oriental Institute Cataloging the Museum’s collection

Collections Catalogue, National Museum of Afghanistan, 1994, 2012


National Museum of Afghanistan in 1994 and in 2011


Mes Aynak Exhibition at the National Museum of Afghanistan in 2011


International Architectural Ideas Competition (IAIC) for a Proposed new National Museum of Afghanistan


International Architectural Ideas Competition (IAIC) for a Proposed new National Museum of Afghanistan

3rd place Design by fs-architekten, Paul Schröder Architekt BDA, Germany

2nd place winning Design by Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos, Spain


International Architectural Ideas Competition (IAIC) for a Proposed new National Museum of Afghanistan

First place Design by AV62 Arquitectos SLP, Spain


National Museum of Afghanistan, 2003

Recent Achievements and Current USG Cultural Programs in Afghanistan  

Ms. Laura A. Tedesco, Ph. D., Cultural Heritage Program Manager, Office of Public Diplomacy, State Dep’t. Bureau of South and Central Asia A...