Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stamp Designer Focues on Humanitarian Projects

The Dubai Chronicle features a nice article about Christiane A. Weber which describes her as  "an artist who passionately believes that philately is an art that has much to offer even in the modern digital age."

"Christiane began to delve into philately and specifically stamp production in 2002, is one of the few women who has created a space for herself and her company in this rather challenging field. She has been commissioned to work for several organizations and governments, but is insistent that her contracts offer the scope to pursue the cherished goal of helping charitable causes in developing nations," according to the piece.

Christiane is quoted as saying, ".... wherever there is a possibility to combine a commemorative stamp issue with a humanitarian project - then I go for it."

One of her projects was a stamp for Afghanistan which was done on behalf of WHO Afghanistan. Proceeds from the sale of the stamp were used for the construction of a shelter home for TB (Tuberculosis) infected patients in the province of Badakshan, Afghanistan.

Christiane will be exhibiting part of her personal collection at the Coral Beach Resort – Sharjah from June 15 to 25. The exhibit will focus on the birth and growth of the Italian Republic from 1946 onwards when the country went through major changes to emerge as a nation.

To read the entire article, click here.

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