On May 15-16, 2017, a two-day international academic and cultural congress Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan – A Path to a Dialogue Between Nations and Countries is planned to be held in Tashkent and Samarkand.
The event will be attended by more than 120 foreign and 100 national researchers and experts specializing in the fields of preservation and promotion of the cultural and historical legacy of Uzbekistan, oriental studies, archaeology, history, oriental manuscripts, numismatics, textiles, ceramics. Among the representatives of world study 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, Azerbaijan and other countries, as well as representatives of UNESCO and ICOMOS (International Council for the Preservation of Monuments and Places of Interest) and many other researchers who are the authors of numerous publications and books devoted to the rich cultural and historical legacy of Uzbekistan.
The purpose of the academic forum is to study and preserve the cultural and historical legacy of Uzbekistan. During the event, reports are expected on the unique objects of material and artistic cultures originating from the territory of Uzbekistan and stored in museums around the world.
The Forum will have not only academic and cultural, but also social significance, as it will become a bright event in the process of implementing the Action Strategy on the five priority areas of development in the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2017-2021, adopted on the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The main part of the event will be the presentation of an exclusive cultural and educational media project Cultural legacy of Uzbekistan in World Collections (author and project manager - Honored Journalist of the Republic of Uzbekistan F. Abdukhalikov, academic director of the project – Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan E. Rtveladze).
The event will showcase the first five volumes of books-albums published in three languages from the series Cultural legacy of Uzbekistan under the titles Collection of the State Museum of Oriental Art (Moscow), Collection of the Russian Ethnographic Museum (St. Petersburg), Collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), Carpets and Embroidery of Uzbekistan in World Collections (Russia, USA, Canada, Australia), as well as Works of Alisher Navoi in the collection of the Russian National Library (St. Petersburg).
In addition, it is planned to present six volumes that are being prepared for publication – "Musical legacy of Uzbekistan", "Collection of the State Hermitage Museum", "Collection of the State Historical Museum", "Collection of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts", "Carpet Weaving of Uzbekistan: a tradition preserved for centuries" and "Collection of Museums in Germany". The curators of each volume are well-known scholars, art historians, musicologists and orientalists of Uzbekistan.
The participants of the event will also be shown documentaries about the collections of Uzbekistan in the collections of various museums around the world. To this end, the creative team of the project conducted unique filming in 15 museums around the world and recorded interviews with prominent scholars.
The solemn part of the event will be the honoring of the academic director of the project, an outstanding archaeologist, researcher, Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor, academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Edward Rtveladze on the occasion of his 75th birthday.