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The Abdela Sherif Museum accepts donations of materials of historical and cultural importance with welcoming hands. It's collections are the outcome of the contribution made by the Harari people including Abdela Sherif's own possessions. To organize, catalog, and upgrade the archiving method, Individuals, organizations and concerned nations extended their assistance in many forms including monetary aid. To mention few :
" In Harar, on Tuesday, November 30, the Ambassador took part in a ceremony marking the completion of the renovations of the historic Teferi Mekonnen Palace and made a donation of equipment to the ongoing effort to preserve and archive the important Islamic manuscript collection housed in the Palace (now called the Harar City Museum). The Teferi Mekonnen Palace renovation was funded through a $35,000 grant from the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation to Harar's Bureau of Culture and Tourism. The equipment provided by the U.S. Embassy to help preserve, display and archive the Islamic Manuscript collection is valued at approximately $27,000." ......... ...USA Embassy News , Addis Ababa , Ethiopia 2010
to read more http://ethiopia.usembassy.gov/pr461.html
" In order to assist in the creation of the Sherif Harar City Museum, UNESCO—
first through its office in Addis Ababa and later from Nairobi—managed the
project with financial assistance from the Government of Norway (the Harari
cultural bureau and Mr. Sherif also received financial assistance for the same
purpose from other donors, including the Embassy of France, the Embassy of the
USA, the Embassy of Sudan and private persons "......................UNESCO activity of the safeguarding of the Museum
To this date, the contributions made to the museum are well preserved and made available as an exhibit to the public. To continue this service and to improve the museum in all aspects, the involvement of Hararies and Non Hararies is welcomed.
To get involved please contact Abdela Sherif.