On 7 March 2008, the Prince Claus Fund will present its Cultural Emergency Response program at TEFAF Maastricht. Cultural Emergency Response provides global â€œfirst aidâ€ for cultural heritage that have been damaged or destroyed by man-made or natural disasters.
The program will consist of a speech by H.R.H. Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, on the importance of cultural emergency relief. Chair of the CER Steering Committee and Rector of the Institute of Social Studies, Louk de la Rive Box, will give a presentation on the work of the CER program. Omara Khan Massoudi, the Director of the National Museum in Kabul and a 2004 Prince Claus Laureate, will describe the rescuing of the Museum’s collection during the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. By invitation only.