An Open-Air Museum in Kabul - Murad Khane and Peacock House

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The traditional downtown area of Murad Khane in Kabul, Afghanistan, counts nearly 70 private houses and many larger public and functional spaces. Since 2006, Turquoise Mountain is renovating the whole area, giving work to a majority of its inhabitants, training them to traditional handicraft's excellence and providing education for children. Though works are still going on in some areas, the programme can count as a really successful involvement of a local community in urban planning and cultural heritage preservation and reuse. The result is going to become a most enjoyable open air museum near the Kabul river and one of the main bazaars.

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An Open-Air Museum in Kabul - Murad Khane and Peacock House

  1. 1. Safeguarding Cultural Heritage:Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Strategies for Sustainable Museum Management<br />UNESCO Training<br />May 8-13, 2010<br />Kabul, Afghanistan<br />
  2. 2. Murad Khane and Peacock House An OverviewAlessandro Califano<br />UNESCO Training – Session VI<br />May 10, 2010<br />Kabul, Afghanistan<br />
  3. 3. Murad Khane – Location Model<br />
  4. 4. Murad Khane – Site View 1/4<br />
  5. 5. Murad Khane – Site View 2/4<br />
  6. 6. Murad Khane – Site View 3/4<br />
  7. 7. Murad Khane – Site View 4/4<br />
  8. 8. Murad Khane – Street Levels 1/3<br />
  9. 9. Murad Khane – Street Levels 2/3<br />
  10. 10. Murad Khane – Street Levels 3/3<br />
  11. 11. Murad Khane – Wood & Bricks 1/2<br />
  12. 12. Murad Khane – Wood & Bricks 2/2<br />
  13. 13. Murad Khane – Building Details 1/3<br />
  14. 14. Murad Khane – Building Details 2/3<br />
  15. 15. Murad Khane – Building Details 3/3<br />
  16. 16. Murad Khane – Interiors 1/2<br />
  17. 17. Murad Khane – Interiors 2/2<br />
  18. 18. Murad Khane – Restoration 1/3<br />
  19. 19. Murad Khane – Restoration 2/3<br />
  20. 20. Murad Khane – Restoration 3/3<br />
  21. 21. Murad Khane – Peacock House, before 1/2<br />
  22. 22. Murad Khane – Peacock House, before 2/2<br />
  23. 23. Murad Khane – Peacock House, after 1/5<br />
  24. 24. Murad Khane – Peacock House, after 2/5<br />
  25. 25. Murad Khane – Peacock House, after 3/5<br />
  26. 26. Murad Khane – Peacock House, after 4/5<br />
  27. 27. Murad Khane – Peacock House, after 5/5<br />
  28. 28. Murad Khane – Restoration, Reuse, Tradition<br /><ul><li>"There were some who wanted to put up big buildings here, but this area has been passed on to us from our forefathers for many generations, and we have to respect it." (NYT, Feb 1, 2008)</li></li></ul><li>Murad Khane – Credits<br />All pictures © Alessandro Califano, 2008 (except for “Murad Khane – Peacock House, before, n.1 & 2” ©by Langenbach, 2006).<br />Many thanks to People in Need and to Turquoise Mountain Foundation for the assistance provided to me on that occasion.<br />© Alessandro Califano, 2010<br />

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