ABOUT THE PROJECT «CULTURAL LEGACY OF UZBEKISTAN IN THE WORLD COLLECTIONS»

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AZIZ ABDUKHAKIMOV
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan:
“First of all, it should be noted that the policy of the head of our state is aimed to preserve and develop our cultural heritage and, of course, present it to the whole world. The presentation of the next part of book albums with samples of the historical and cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in museums all over the world, the publication of 13 volumes on epigraphy is a very important event. A lot of work has been done to deeply understand our history, preserve it and familiarize it with our people and the whole world. Our scientists contacted foreign museums, captured the artifacts preserved there, everything related to our culture, collected all the information on them, which were included in new volumes. UNESCO representatives praised the openness of the policy pursued in Uzbekistan to further preserve the rich historical and cultural heritage of Uzbekistan, familiarize our people with it, and attract the attention of foreign scientists and experts.”

RENATO RAMIREZ
Deputy Director-General for Culture of UNESCO:
“The head of your country is working to show the world that the wealth of the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan is stored not only in Uzbekistan, but is preserved throughout the world – in major museums in Europe and the USA and in other countries. I think that such a serious attitude of Uzbekistan to this issue – through research, demonstration, creation of new scientific structures and projects – is an example for many countries. Research is a way of transferring not only academic knowledge, but also knowledge for our children and new generations. We are very pleased that UNESCO is actively working with Uzbekistan.”

The project «The Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the world collections» is a vivid example of the consolidation of efforts of NGOs, socially responsible business and the state, designed to make artifacts and manuscripts accessible to researchers and the general public, which have been preserved to this day thanks to the dedicated work of foreign scholars, museum officers and specialists. It  provides for joint publications with references to museums, research institutes and the names of their employees.

 For various reasons, a huge number of artifacts, material works of the Uzbek people turned out to be far from their homeland. On the one hand, this fact is sad from the point of view of loss, on the other – positive, from the point of view of acquisition. The great culture of the Uzbek people has become widely known outside Uzbekistan. The peoples of various ethnic groups, from scholars-orientalists to ordinary museum visitors, became acquainted  with the Uzbek art, began to study it, imbued with respect and warmth to the bearers and followers of this culture in the face of the contemporary Uzbek people. 

THE PROJECT IS BASED ON THREE PILLARS: RESEARCH, PRESERVATION AND POPULARIZATION. 

Currently, the project is being implemented in the following directions.

  •  Publication of a series of book-albums «Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in World Collections», as well as the creation of documentary films of the same name. Together with foreign colleagues, shooting of educational films, telling about rare and amazing cultural artifacts of Uzbekistan, customs and traditions of the country and dedicated to objects of material and artistic cultures originating from the territory of Uzbekistan, is organized.
  •  Another trend is entitled «Masterpieces of Written Monuments of the East»: facsimile copies of priceless ancient manuscripts kept in foreign collections are published. Copies will be deposited with the government and people of Uzbekistan. 
  • As part of the «Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan: the use of advanced scientific technologies in the preservation of historical exhibits and manuscripts», the exchange of experience in introducing the latest technologies of studying and preserving artifacts in Uzbekistan is being promoted. The humanitarian component of the donation, created in the framework of the media production project to the largest libraries and universities, continues. The project also creates media platforms where scholars and museum staff from different countries discuss pressing issues.
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