(ANSAmed) - ROME, MAY 11 - The Dar El Tifel Al Arabi Museum, a
prestigious cultural institute in East Jerusalem, is reopening
on May 17. The museum, which houses collections of traditional
Palestinian craft works, will reopen thanks to a scheme by the
Province of Pisa and the Centre North-South Institute, which has
provided an advance training course for the restoration of
fabrics, art history and the management of cultural institutes.
Embroidered clothes, coloured fabrics, bracelets and items from
everyday life will all be displayed in the museum. The reopening
will be attended b the head of culture at Pisa's provincial
authority, Silvia Pagnin. "Recovering Arab cultural heritage and
Palestinian identity has a strong spirit of protection and of
guaranteeing a journey of peace, because it means rekindling the
hope of peaceful co-existence, amid risks caused by the loss of
identity by the young Palestinian generations," she explains.
Pagnin's Palestinian trip will continue with a visit to the town
of Yatta, where the Centre North-South Institute, together with
the Italian organisations Acque and Idraulici Senza Frontiere,
is involved in a scheme to boost the Department of Water
Management. The scheme is financed by the Italian Foreign
Ministry's international cooperation programme "Le ali della
colomba" (The wings of the dove), and aims to train Palestinian
technicians in how to manage the town's water network.