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The Turquois Mountain Foundation

Date : 2010-02-15 02:12:18

DescriptionThe Turquoise Mountain Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization which invests in Afghanistan’s traditional crafts, historic building and landscapes in order to preserve cultural heritage, improve living conditions and create economic opportunities. The Foundation currently has a ceramics school in Kabul and a Resource Center in the town of Istalif, where Afghan potters come daily to learn safer, more effective techniques. The aim of the Turquoise Mountain’s work is not to alter traditional skills, but to preserve Afghanistan's crafts while opening them to wider markets. The Institute has been used to develop new Afghan designs, promote Afghan handicrafts through national and international exhibitions and media campaigns, open new markets, restore key parts of the Kabul museum collection, renovate public spaces and build capacity in the government and universities.(ceramics, wood products, calligraphy)

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Name of InstitutionThe Turquois Mountain Foundation

Phone(93 7) 98 149 173



Type of ActivitySupport Institution

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