The opening ceremony of the exhibition “Masterpieces of the Timurid Era” took place at the State Museum of the History of the Timurids as part of the Cultural Heritage Week “Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan - Foundation of a New Renaissance”.
As part of the academic roundtable preceding the exhibition, speakers, including oriental scholars and museum professionals, discussed the role and legacy of Amir Timur and his descendants in world history, the contributions of Uzbekistan's scholars and outstanding figures of the Turkic world to the development of global civilization, science, and culture.
The participants emphasized the importance and timeliness of organizing the week “Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan—the Basis of a New Renaissance” and the International Week of Partner Initiatives "New Uzbekistan: Development, Innovations, and Enlightenment”. It was particularly emphasized that special attention is given to cultural heritage issues in the New Uzbekistan. In particular, conditions are being created for the development of this project.
At the conclusion of the roundtable discussion, the State Museum of Temurids History received a certificate from the World Society for the Study, Preservation, and Popularization of the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan, granting them 50 volumes of the book-album series “Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections”.
The participants of the exhibition and roundtable, renowned oriental scholars, shared their opinions on the event and its significance for global science.
“I am delighted to see the rapid development of Uzbekistan's culture. I believe that this is the essence of the New Uzbekistan. The cultural heritage of this land holds immense importance not only for the people of this country but also for people around the world, as Uzbekistan is situated in the heart of Asia, at the center of the Eurasian continent. The treasures preserved in Uzbekistan's cultural heritage belong to the world. They are treasures that belong to everyone”, said Sergey Laptev, a board member of the World Society for the Study, Preservation, and Popularization of the Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan and a special researcher at the MIHO Museum in Japan.
Speaking about the scholars of Uzbekistan and their invaluable contribution to world civilization, Sali Shahsivari, the Managing Director of the Al-Furqan Foundation for Islamic Heritage (United Kingdom), noted that Uzbekistan has become a land where many scholars lived and created, making an immeasurable contribution to the development of world civilization.