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The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe is hosting the Albanian pavilion at the 13th International Exhibition of Architecture in Venice for the second time.
Yolanda Valle–Neff, director of UNESCO's Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, at the inauguration of the pavilion, said it was a “demonstration that, whatever is the history undergone by a nation and its people, its heritage is always a value on which to build the future.
“Protecting heritage is not only to safeguard extraordinary places for the enlightenment and enjoyment of future generations, but most importantly, for fostering dialogue among cultures and is the foundation for the reconciliation and development of societies,” she added.
This is the second time that Albania has taken part in the International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.
The first, in 2010, was also undertaken with the support of the UNESCO Office in Venice.
The exhibition invites visitors to revisit the concepts of cultural heritage and town planning, and leads them through some of the most important sites in Albania.
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