New institution established to protect national heritage and cutlure

A new institution, the Department of Heritage, was established yesterday by the government.
The Department will be run by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, and is charged with working towards the protection of Maldivian culture and its national heritage.
It will also take on the duties of running the National Museum, the Boduthakurufaanu Memorial Centre in Utheemu, and the National Archives.