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Royal Family of Austria is visiting Tonga

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 08/08/2017

 

The Ministry of Tourism warmly welcomed Her Imperial Royal Highness Francesca von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduchess of Austria, and Royal Princess of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia, to the Tonga National Cultural Center at Tofoa last week.

 

Accompanying Her Imperial Royal Highness was Academy Director of TBA21, Markus Reymann who is in Tonga with to initiate dialogue over developing a partnership between the Cultural Division of the Ministry of Tourism and their Arts Academy in Vienna.

 

TBA21 is a contemporary Arts Academy whose interests in the Pacific islands including Tonga, is with its underwater world especially in the Tonga Trench and its vast potential as a subject for creative contemporary art via science and technology.

 

Her Royal Highness expressed her interest in the Ministry’s plan to revive and reopen the Tonga National Museum and invited the Ministry’s Cultural Division for continuous dialogue and action over this project.

 

The Royal party, includes her children will be in Tonga in the next few days, visiting the sights and the outer islands before returning abroad.

 

Their next visit to the Kingdom is scheduled for July 2018.

 

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