The exhibition “Cultural Worlds”, which is part of the Cultural Preservation Program of the Federal Foreign Office, presented impressive examples of 13 different projects, such as the restoration of Indonesia’s Borobudur temple, the preservation of manuscripts featuring ancient handwriting in Timbuktu, Mali, or the restoration of the old bazaar of Erbil in Iraq.
The selected projects gave an idea of the immense cultural heritage worldwide that we all share and should strive to protect and preserve. The exhibition mainly showed projects to preserve historical cultural assets worldwide, but also featured the preservation of German cultural heritage abroad.
The Cultural Preservation Program was established in 1981, with the aim to preserve cultural heritage worldwide and therefore make it accessible to the following generations. Its main goal is to strengthen a sense of national identity in the partner country and to foster cultural dialogue among partners.
Within the “German Season”, the exhibition was shown in Jakarta, at the Borobudur temple near Yogyakarta, as well as in Surabaya.