AMERICAN AMBASSADOR DEANE HINTON VISIT CHUGHTAI MUSEUM
DELEGATION ENTHRALLED BY CHUGHTAI ART AND WARM RECEPTION
Art and Culture bringing nations together
Ambassador Deane Hinton was Ambassador to Pakistan from 1983 to 1986. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and his background was military itself. Even with military background, he and his wife were interested in the Arts and paid a visit to Chughtai Museum. American Ambassadors were very fond of visiting art institutions in Pakistan at that time.
A complete delegation of American diplomats accompanied the Ambassador here, and he was warmly received by us. After going through the gallery, he was shown more paintings in the office of the Director. Later there was exchange of presents and these were endorsed for the future record.
Art and Culture brought USA and Pakistan nearer to each other. Today Art diplomacy is no longer there and one of the reasons for the present state of relations between the two countries. The quality of national leadership is responsible for this apparent decline in interest. Pakistani heads carried Art and Culture abroad. Today there is nothing like that on the horizon.