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NY Times Article Features NYU Honorary Degree Recipient Omara Khan Masoudi, Director of the National Museum of Afghanistan

NY Times Article Features NYU Honorary Degree Recipient Omara Khan Masoudi, Director of the National Museum of Afghanistan

by Kathryn Lawson Jan 15, 2014

Real progress has been made on the mammoth task of restoring the collections of the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul that were ransacked by the Taliban in 2001. This recent New York Times article discusses the efforts that have been made and highlights the pivotal role that Omara Khan Masoudi, the director of the museum who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by New York University in 2013, and staff played in saving priceless works from destruction. ISAW held a colloquium in honor of Mr. Masoudi on the occasion of his honorary degree.

http://nyti.ms/19nIH3D