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A profile of the Ministerio de Cultura Colombia, the Colombian Ministry of Culture, has been added to the IFACCA website. As with other country profiles, the Minstry's profile describes the roles, objectives and structure of the Ministry. The profile also highlights major policy initiatives, in particular the Ministry's National Plan for Culture 2001-2010, and sets out what the Minstry perceives as its greatest current challenges and strengths. http://www.ifacca.org/en/profile/Colombia.html.
As a contribution to building the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity, IFACCA is pleased to provide members with a recent article by UNESCO's Deputy Assistant Director General for Culture, Milagros del Corral. The article is titled Cultural Diversity: A Coalition for the Willing, and is available in English and French. The Alliance is a UNESCO partnership initiave between public, private and civil society sectors. For more see http://www.unesco.org/culture/alliance.
Senior Arts Queensland officer, John Stafford, has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in Australia to study public art programs in the USA.
As part of the AFC's free guideline information session on Monday July 8, Popcorn Taxi Sydney will screen two AFC-funded shorts.
The Australia Council wants to sell a valuable 18th-century Italian cello, currently on loan to young musician Liwei Qin.
'Cultural Loss In Lower Manhattan' covers Heritage Preservation's publication 'Cataclysm and Challenge: Impact of September 11, 2001, on Our Nation's Cultural Heritage' and focuses on the massive losses of the Five Points archaeological collection. 'Only 18 of about one million unique artifacts documenting the lives of nineteenth-century New Yorkers survived.'