Cultural Preservation Training

The State Museum of National History of Uzbekistan in partnership with the Oriental Institute – University of Chicago with the support of the United States Department of State are currently hosting a two-week intensive workshop for artefact conservators from Central Asia.

The Director of the State Museum, Jannat Ismailova and the Deputy Director Atabek Aripjanov are welcoming artefact conservators from the National Museums of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan as well as the Afrasiab Museum in Samarkand, the State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I.V.Savitsky in Nukus, the Termez Archaeological Museum and the department of cultural heritage objects protection of the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan.

Professor Gil Stein and Fabio Colombo from the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute, the leading organization in the U.S. specialized in the material culture of Central Asia, will be leading the workshop.

The workshop topics include international standards and practices for the treatment of clay and metal objects as well as wall paintings, objects that represent the majority of holdings in the museums of the Central Asian republics.

The workshop officially started on September 3rd. Subsequent workshops are planned for 2019 and 2020.