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The History Museum of Uzbekistan organizes a workshop

Uzbekistan History Museum Hosts University of Chicago Oriental Institute Workshop for Five Curators of Central Asian Artifacts

From September 5-15, the US government supported an artifact conservation workshop, “C5 Cultural Training Partnership”, at the State History Museum of Uzbekistan in Tashkent. Center for Cultural Heritage Preservation director Gil Stein and instructors Fabio Colombo, Susanne Gänsicke and Alison Whyte of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago joined eight curators from the national museums of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, and 12 restorers from different museums in Uzbekistan for the workshop.

On September 15, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Paul Poletes attended the closing ceremony of the workshop and presented certificates to artifact restorers. “I am glad that we were able to support this first program to bring together national museum curators from the five Central Asian states for joint training. I hope that this program will serve as a tool to link the national museums of all the countries of the region in a formal network of institutional cooperation on heritage management”, noted the Chargé.

The countries of the region have a deep common history and cultural heritage. Workshop participants learned how to overcome the same challenges in preserving artifacts in their museums and shared their experiences with their colleagues. During the workshop, experts from the United States focused on internationally recognized standards and practices for the conservation of artifacts and constituent materials.

Established in 1919, the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago has been organizing intensive two-week training workshops in Uzbekistan since 2018. The Institute develops relationships and cooperation with specialists from state museums in Central Asia and plans to support other initiatives in this area.

By US Mission Uzbekistan | Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | Categories: Art and Culture, News, Press Releases, South and Central Asia, United States and Uzbekistan