Lahore: The Punjab Institute of Language, Art, and Culture (PILAC) is planning to upgrade the Punjab Museum by adding items and upgrading other amenities. PILAC Director General Dr Sughra Sadaf told Dawn on Sunday that the museum was being improved and turned into a lively location. The PILAC Executive Committee will meet next week to finalise the plans, she added.

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“The museum symbolises a dynamic culture and requires attention since it attracts literary figures, historians, students, and others. For years, there had been ongoing attempts to preserve the museum’s quality; in 2008, teams were dispatched to several regions to acquire information about Punjab’s antiquities, which was accomplished in a year,” she added.

PILAC is also contacting Punjabi literary organisations and demanding that their office-bearers register them for an intertwined cultural approach, according to her.

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The PILAC DG said that a curator will be hired for the art gallery where young artist shows would be conducted. “We’ve addressed emails to art institutes asking them to send students to show their work for free,” she added.

In the initial phase of the project, teams of research officials and their helpers toured areas, according to Dr Sadaf. The goal of this effort was to set apart areas in the museum to reflect each region of Punjab using local antiques and antiquities.

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