US Embassy awards the Fiji Museum $420,698 grant

US Embassy awards the Fiji Museum $420,698 grant

By Marika Rasekaseka
Thursday 11/11/2021
US Embassy's Chargé d'affaires Greubel[image: U.S. Embassy Suva/Facebook]

The United States Embassy has awarded a $420,698 grant to the Fiji Museum through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.

Embassy's Chargé d'affaires Tony Greubel says the grant is important for the collection of the country’s cultural heritage.

Greubel says with the 5 year award the museum will complete a full digital documentation of its holdings, making them accessible online to people everywhere and link Fiji’s diverse communities, as well the world to the Fiji Museum’s collection.

He says they are pleased to partner with the Fiji Museum to help preserve this important collection of the country’s cultural heritage.

He adds the partnership will support the museum in collecting, recording, digitizing, preserving, and sharing objects and research materials that tells important story about Fiji’s history and it’s people.

The Fiji Museum’s project was one of only 22 selected for funding and also through the grant, the Fiji Museum will receive specialized training and knowledge that will boost the museum’s ability to care for and share Fiji’s cultural heritage.

Today’s signing ceremony also marks the 20th anniversary of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation which has supported over 1,000 projects in 133 countries since it began in 2001.

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