The LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation
The Louis Cardahi Foundation was donated to LAU in early 2013 and relaunched on May 15, 2018 in the presence of LAU officials, local dignitaries, the Cardahi Family and members of the community.
The beautiful stone house and its grounds overlook Byblos, the long-lived city whose historical evolution is the museum’s focus.
The Cardahi family has entrusted LAU with its foundation’s holdings —historical artifacts, artworks, documentary films and a small library of over 1,500 works— so that the university can further the family’s efforts to promote respect for Byblos’ architectural, cultural and historical legacy.
A governing board composed of five LAU representatives and two Cardahi family representatives will be established to oversee the foundation’s strategic planning. LAU will provide the budget and human resources, involving financial aid students, to run daily operations. Students from the School of Architecture and Design or from the School of Arts and Sciences’ Humanities department will also have the opportunity to do internships at the museum.
For more details about the LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation, please refer to this article that appeared on the LAU News site on February 26, 2013, or check the Foundation’s website.