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Media Advisory: Karagandy Eco-Museum and Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation Project Opening

“Nuclear Weapons Testing Legacy: The Tale of Two Cultures”

On April 2, at 1 o'clock p.m., Chargé d'affaires Elisabeth Millard will introduce the joint U.S.-Kazakhstan project entitled Nuclear Weapons Testing Legacy: The Tale of Two Cultures at the Karaganda Ecological Museum located at 47 Bukhar Zhyrau Avenue, Karagandy.

Museums & Community Collaborations Abroad (MCCA) is a program made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the American Association of Museums. The goal of the program is to create innovative collaborations between American and overseas museums around the world. 

The Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Karagandy Ecological Museum in Karagandy, Kazakhstan, are collaborating on a Museum and Community and Collaborations Abroad Program titled “Nuclear Weapons Testing Legacy: The Tale of Two Cultures.”  The project will focus upon the effects of the respective nuclear testing programs in the United States and Kazakhstan and how the local populations living near the test sites have fared in the decades since testing was halted.

The total cost of international collaboration is estimated at $199,070.  Contributions for the project will come from the American Association of Museums and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through the Museum and Community Collaborations Abroad Program, the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation, the Karagandy EcoMuseum and private donations.

All interested media representatives need to contact the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in Astana at 7 7172 70 24 15 or 70 22 16 for more information.

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