The world over, states and societies have taken special care to conserve and preserve the shared legacies and repositories of knowledge that represent their cultural values. These serve as a context for identity, evolution and growth. The purpose and function of museums is to serve as these very same repositories, so that succeeding generations do not lose sight of who they are, even as they head into the future. For, as innovations give birth to newer ideas and styles and genres, legacies and repositories of classical knowledge need not be sacrificed or erased at the altar of Change. Self-respecting nations have not only successfully and aggressively preserved their heritages, physically, but also made them accessible globally, through Virtual (Museum) Spaces, which act as portals to inter-cultural dialogue, for the global community, to better understand their cultures and know who they are. This virtual exhibit is an attempt to fulfill multiple objectives; the aim was not just to document, preserve and archive our Classical, Musical Tradition and to make it accessible to the public, but also to recognize and acknowledge the five-thousand-year-old Musical Art tied to the very soil of Pakistan. It holds within it the tools for in-depth analysis for measures of Space and Time, carefully transmitted across millennia by the bearers of this Knowledge. It has not only always been a medium for intricate, delicate expression, but contains within it the very means to self-realization of the essence that is inherent to all Humankind.
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