Within the framework of the 2nd International Congress "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan - a Path to Dialogue between Peoples and Countries", Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (the Kunstkammer) of the Russian Academy of Sciences opened an exhibition "Silk and Gold of Bukhara: Ambassadorial Gifts of the Emirs of Bukhara in the MAE RAS Collection".
The Kunstkammer today houses one of the largest collections related to Central Asia with its part being a unique photo collection (about 20-30 thousand pictures).
The collection of textiles, which was shown during the event at the museum, is a gift from the Bukhara Emirs and Khiva Khans to the Russian Tsars. These collections represent invaluable material for the comparative study of the traditional costume and weaving art of Central Asia and today are open to specialists from all over the world.
The exhibition of unique velvet and silk ikats was accompanied by a lecture given by the leading scientist of the museum, Candidate of historical sciences Elena Tsareva.
The project "Dance and Silk" made using augmented reality technology was also presented within the framework of the event.
In addition, a ceremony of donating a set of 13 books-albums from the series Architectural Epigraphy of Uzbekistan to the museum was held.