40 new books-albums about the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan to be presented at the 5th International Congress
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The 5th International Congress "Study, Preservation and Popularization of the Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan at the Present Stage" will be held as part of the Cultural Heritage Week, which will be held in Tashkent and other cities of Uzbekistan from 13 to 21 September.
The main event of the event will be the presentation of 40 new illustrated book-albums from the series "Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan in the World Collections". During the pandemic, the research activities of the World Society for the Study, Preservation and Popularization of the Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan not only did not stop, but turned out to be successful. Dozens of world and domestic orientalists specializing in the study of the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan have prepared materials for new books.
“We are grateful to the government of Uzbekistan, which supports our project to preserve the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan. During the pandemic, we managed to establish close contact and fruitful work with authors from Hungary, Russia, Great Britain, France and a number of other countries. The result of this work was the publication of an unprecedented number of unique books - 40. I would like to thank the authors for their tireless work and express condolences to the loved ones of those who passed away during this difficult time for all of us,” said Firdavs Abdukhalikov, Chairman of the Board of the World Society.
It should be noted that over 350 scientists, historians, orientalists from more than 40 countries of the world - Russia, USA, Germany, Italy, Hungary, France, Great Britain, Turkey, Japan will take part in the Congress of the World Society for the Study, Preservation and Popularization of the Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan , Albania, Austria, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Greece, Israel, India, Jordan, Iran, China, Lebanon, Mongolia, UAE, Netherlands, Ukraine, Poland, Uzbekistan.
The Congress will open with a plenary session on the activities of the World Society for the Study, Preservation and Popularization of the Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan. A solemn ceremony of donating 500 volumes of books-albums "Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan" to museums and libraries of the world will take place
Then, over the course of two days, breakout sessions will take place. Unique reports of world scientists on topical issues and problems of preserving the architectural and manuscript heritage of Uzbekistan will be heard. Much attention will be paid to the search and approval of new directions of publishing work of the project "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in the collections of the world" in the world and republican collections.
By tradition, the Congress will end with the adoption of an appeal by members of the World Society to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and a final resolution. There will also be a review of the Company’s implementation of the roadmap for 2021-2025.
On the eve of the grand opening of the Congress, scientists from all over the world sent greetings to the participants of the event.
Salman Almahari, Director of Archeology and Museums, Bahrain Department of Culture and Antiquities, PhD in Archeology:
“It is a great honor and pleasure for me to take this opportunity to congratulate the leadership and people of Uzbekistan on the celebration of the 30th anniversary of its independence. I also want to thank the organizing committee for the tremendous effort in organizing this event. I am glad to see that speakers and delegates from different countries gather in one place to share their knowledge, thoughts, opinions and strengthen international cultural relations.
Alexander Sedov, General Director of the State Museum of the East, Moscow:
-Implementation of the project "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in the collections of the world" is a completely unique event in the cultural and scientific community. The project demonstrates the exclusivity of the cultural and historical heritage of Uzbekistan, its huge contribution to world culture, carries a large-scale educational and unifying mission, gathering people of different professions and nationalities around the project, actively expanding the geography of its activities.
Frederic Baupertuis-Bressan, Founder and President of the Timurid Association, Paris:
- I congratulate the organizers of the V International Congress of the project “Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in world collections”. Over the 30 years that have passed since Uzbekistan gained independence, and especially in recent years, fantastic work has been done to promote the rich culture of Central Asia: research, publications, exhibitions, cooperation with the largest museums in the world ... Thanks to all this work, Uzbek culture and Heritage is now in the spotlight in the international arena and is recognized for its important contributions to world civilization.
Shirin Yashar gizi Melikova, Director of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, Ph.D. in art history:
- Modern Uzbekistan is a country focused on solid integration into the world cultural space, which keeps pace with the present day, while preserving and developing its own ancient cultural traditions, paying great attention to their study and propaganda. Today Uzbekistan is a hospitable platform for holding international meetings. And this congress is one of those bridges that connects people from all over the world, united by their interest in the rich, generous culture of this region.