Uzbekistan holding forum on its cultural heritage

TASHKENT (TCA) — On May 15 and 16, Tashkent and Samarkand are holding an international scientific and cultural congress “Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan is the way for dialogue between peoples and countries”, the Jahon information agency reports.

Over 120 foreign and 100 national scientists and experts specializing in the fields of preservation and propaganda of the cultural and historical heritage of Uzbekistan, in Oriental Studies, archeology, history, oriental manuscripts, numismatics, textiles, and ceramics will take part in the convention. Among the representatives of world science are famous scholars, heads of museums and research institutes, editors of academic journals, eminent collectors from Russia, Canada, Italy, Great Britain, India, Egypt, Korea, Belgium, Holland, France, Germany, Czech Republic, USA, China, Turkey, Greece, and Azerbaijan, as well as representatives of UNESCO and ICOMOS (International Council for the Preservation of Monuments and Sites).

The purpose of the forum is to study and preserve the cultural and historical heritage of Uzbekistan. Reports on unique objects of material and artistic cultures created on the territory of Uzbekistan and stored in museums around the world are expected at the forum.

The main event of the forum will be the presentation of the exclusive cultural and educational media project “Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in the world’s collections”.

The event will showcase the first five volumes of book-albums published in three languages from the series “Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan” under the titles “Collection of the State Museum of the Orient” (Moscow), “Collection of the Russian Ethnographic Museum” (St. Petersburg), “Collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery” (Moscow), “Carpets and Embroidery of Uzbekistan in the Collections of the World” (Russia, USA, Canada, Australia), and “Alisher Navoi’s Works in the Collection of the Russian National Library” (St. Petersburg) .

In addition, it is planned to present six volumes, which are going to be printed – “Musical heritage of Uzbekistan”, “Collection of the State Hermitage”, “Collection of the State Historical Museum”, “Collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts”, “Carpet weaving of Uzbekistan: a tradition preserved in centuries” and “Collection of museums in Germany.”

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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