The European Union (EU) Delegation in Sri Lanka and the Maldives together with the Threads of History Museum presents ‘Threads on Threads: an exhibition on the textile heritage in Sri Lanka, South Asia and Europe’. The two-week exhibition is an initiative of the EU Cultural Heritage Series.
Because the exhibition showcases the longstanding trade relationship between Sri Lanka, South Asia, and Europe, it can be seen as a good way to encourage intercultural dialogue.
Cultural heritage can be an important vector for peace, reconciliation, mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue and sustainable development.
EU ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
See these articles for more information:
European Union External Action. (2022, June 24). Threads on Threads: An exhibition and conference on textiles in Sri Lanka, South Asia and Europe.
(2022, July 17). Threads on Threads: An exhibition on textile heritage in Sri Lanka. The Sunday Times Magazine.
(2022, July 15). Threads on Threads: An exhibition on textile heritage in Sri Lanka. Lanka News Web.
FY 2016 Communities Connecting Heritage Program
US Department of State
Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs
In support of U.S. Department of State foreign policy objectives, the FY 2016 Communities Connecting Heritage program is an international people-to-people exchange program that engages communities and empowers people through the exploration of cultural heritage issues. The program brings together U.S. and international communities, especially youth, women, ethnic minorities and other underserved groups, through collaborative exchange projects that focus on cultural heritage and may also include social issues, such as social inclusion, interfaith tolerance, women’s empowerment, and/or youth development. The program will include six to eight international exchange projects that develop and showcase new partnerships between U.S. and foreign cultural organizations and the communities they serve, while advancing cultural heritage through community outreach and public education. Communities Connecting Heritage is a new initiative. For more information, please see the full announcement.