‘Bagan in Our Heart’ photo exhibition held in Mandalay

A historic site in Bagan — dating back to the 10th Century — was damaged by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Myanmar in 2016. Photo: Myo Win Tin (Monywa)
A historic site in Bagan — dating back to the 10th Century — was damaged by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Myanmar in 2016. Photo: Myo Win Tin (Monywa)

AS part of efforts to enrol Bagan in the UNESCO’s world heritage list, a photo exhibition titled ‘Bagan in Our Heart’ will be held in Mandalay and Monywa cities this month and next month.
The events are jointly organised by photographers, the Department of Archaeology and National Museum (Bagan branch), Metta Moe philanthropic organisation and Xenon Inject Printing Co.
The photo exhibition in Mandalay is due to take place from 20 through 22 August at Mandalay City Hall, with the organisers planning to hold a similar event in Monywa from 7 through 9 September at Monywa City Hall. Bags, picture books and T-shirts will also be sold during both the events.
All proceeds from both exhibitions will go to BAGANCOM, an organisation attempting to enrol Bagan on the world heritage list. The organization plans to attend the 43rd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Azerbaijan next year.
The exhibits will showcase photographs that highlight the grand ancient edifices, magnificent artefacts, ancient religious structures, natural landscapes, lifestyles of residents in the Bagan ancient cultural zone and traditional festivals.—Myo Win Tun (Monywa)

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