LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation

The Louis Cardahi Foundation

The Louis Cardahi Foundation was established by the Cardahi Family in 1995 as a tribute to a man who made praiseworthy efforts to revive his beloved city Byblos in all its past glory and to bring its significance as a site of world heritage to international attention. The foundation aims to be a cultural center for disseminating knowledge about the city and promoting research about its history and heritage.

The Louis Cardahi Foundation is located in the St. Jean-Marc quarter of the old town of Byblos (Jbeil), next to St. Jean-Marc church. Its premises consist of a built-up surface of 217 square meters with a 71 square meters terrace. The property is divided into four main sections: the museum room, the painting room, the photographic library room and the Library. The Foundation premises also host the digital display and documentation for the Umayyad Route project and the Phoenicians’ Route.

A governing board comprised of five LAU representatives and two Cardahi family representatives oversee the foundation’s strategic planning.