TRANSCRIPT – In conversation with INTO Ambassadors

TRANSCRIPT – In conversation with INTO Ambassadors

DAY 3 22.4.21 13:00 – 15:00 Panel: Expanding Horizons

 

Speakers:

  • Chair: Dame Fiona Reynolds, INTO Chair
  • His Highness the Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodhpur, India
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Dana Firas of Jordan
  • Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Indonesian philanthropist

Fiona Reynolds                      

Well hello everyone and welcome to this important session of our online conference. I’m Fiona Reynolds, the Chair of INTO and I’m joined by three of our amazing Ambassadors. Princess Dana Firas who is president of the Petra National Trust and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Cultural Heritage.

Hashim Djojohadikusumo, the Indonesian philanthropist chairman of the Indonesian Heritage Trust, and his Highness Gaj Singh, the Maharajah of Jodhpur, whose Fort Mehrangarh, you can see behind him and who’s played an extraordinary

role in heritage in India for many years. So we’re going to be talking about some of the themes that we hope have been coming up at our conference because as you can imagine, recording this in advance, we’re being a little ambitious in trying to see the future. But perhaps because of that, we’re going to turn as much to the future and to the challenges the heritage movement faces and these three people have all been incredibly ambitious not only in what they’ve done already but in the way that they think and plan for our future.

So it’s an important time for heritage. We’ve experienced the rigours and challenges of covid, we’ve experienced and are going through a global recession with all of the challenges that brings. We’ve all been confined to our homes, we’ve been

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