GT&T, Culture Ministry sign $10M MoU



Signing[] – The National Art Collection at the National Art Gallery, Castellani House, Georgetown will soon be compiled for publications, compliments of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company.

The phone company and the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday, (May 23) which will see GT&T paying $10M for the compilation of the work of sculptures and other artists over a three year period.

The compilations will be done in publications titled Panorama, A Portrait of Guyana. The first sets of publications will contain 52 pieces of art work and according to Chief Executive Officer of GT&T, R.K Sharma, the company is extremely excited about the entire arrangement.

Sharma said that the publications will be glossy and of high quality. The first set of books will available by November of this year.

According to the CEO, the company realized that many persons are not fascinated about art and sculpture and as such hardly show up for exhibitions and other art related activities.

He said that the publications are a way of taking the art to the nation and having them become aware of the richness therein.

Meanwhile, Culture Youth and Sports Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said that the Government has long recognized the role that GT&T plays especially on the front of culture, sports and investments in youth.

He said that the ministry will formulate a committee which will oversee the compilation and publication of the books. [Leroy Smith]




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