Award Ceremony Honoring Mrs. Mouna Haraoui on the occasion of the National Museum 80th Anniversary

On June 3, 2022, the Minister of Culture, H.E.M. Mohammad Wissam Mortada, held a ceremony honoring Mrs. Mouna Haraoui at the Beirut National Museum in recognition of her efforts and cultural achievements. The ceremony was attended by Mrs. May Mikati, representative of Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Deputy Prime Minister, Saadeh Al Shami, Ministers Abbas Al Halabi, Johnny Corm, Walid Fayyad, Henry Khoury and Issam Sharafuddin, Director General of the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science, (ALECSO), Dr. Mohammad Ould Omar, Director General of Antiquities, Mr. Sarkis Khoury, Director General of Museums, Mrs. Anne Marie Maïla Afeiche, Chairman of the Board of the Conservatory Directors Mrs. Hiba Qawas, as well as the members of the Executive Committee of the National Heritage Foundation.

During the ceremony, the National Orchestra of Arab-Oriental Music has performed a remarkable traditional repertoire transmitted from generation to generation. 



Then, H.E.M. Mortada delivered a speech: "We bow with deference to those who have given themselves entirely for the history of our country; we pay tribute to Mrs. Haraoui who sacrificed herself to bring our culture and heritage to the highest heights. The Ministry of Culture is honored for Mrs. Haraoui to accept this shield as a token of respect and gratitude."       


After receiving the shield, Mrs. Haraoui expressed her thanks to the Minister and the members of the National Heritage Foundation to whom she dedicated this tribute for their unwavering support and their presence at her side. She added: "Minister Mortada has given hope to all Lebanese who are concerned about preserving their roots." Before finishing her speech, she invited him to inaugurate with the Foundation the Annex Building to the Museum which will soon open its doors.