Today in the first half of the day at the international congress "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan - the way to dialogue between peoples and countries" a presentation of a unique project "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in the collections of the world" was held.
"In its scope, the project is unique and involves research of museum and private collections in many countries of the world, where, for various reasons, was part of the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan. The project "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in the collections of the world" is the first project in the world to create a single book and video catalog of the best examples of cultural and historical heritage kept in collections of world museums and individuals," the author and project manager, Honored Journalist of Uzbekistan Firdavs Abdukhalikov stressed in his presentation.
The implementation of the project is important not only cultural, but also social and political importance, as it will show to the whole world the exclusive care and attention of Uzbekistan's leadership to one of the most important aspects of modern life - its historical past and cultural heritage. A working group of the project was created, which is headed by the author of the series Firdavs Abdukhalikov and the scientific director of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Edward Rtveladze. Well-known scientists in the world - archeologists, art historians, specialists and experts who have devoted their lives to the study of the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan, who have already highly appreciated this project and noted its uniqueness, take part in the project.
Leading orientalists and art historians take part in the publication. Among them are Kamola Akilova (Doctor of Art History), Azamat Ziyo (Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor), Nizomiddin Mahmudov (Doctor of Philological Sciences, professor), Akmal Saidov (Doctor of Law, professor), Alexander Jumaev (Candidate of Art History), Elmira Gul (Doctor of Arts). Also, experts from Russia: Tigran Mkrtychev (Doctor of Art History at the State Museum of the East), Ekaterina Ermakova (Candidate of Historical Sciences of the State Museum of the East), Tatyana Zelyukina and Olga Polyanskaya (Candidates of Art History, the State Tretyakov Gallery), Tatyana Yemelyanenko and Elena Kubel (Doctor of Historical Sciences and research fellow of the Russian Ethnographic Museum) and many others.
The first album of the series "Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan" is devoted to a collection of subjects from Uzbekistan, stored in the State Museum of the East (Moscow). The choice of this museum as a pioneer of the entire series is by no means accidental. It is stipulated by a number of circumstances - in fact, since its foundation in 1918, this museum has been closely connected with Uzbekistan, determined by both scientific interests and personal destinies of a number of specialists who were born and studied in Uzbekistan, who worked and still work in the State Museum of the East.
The second volume includes materials on the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in the collection of the Russian Ethnographic Museum. Natalia Nikolaevna Prokopieva, deputy director for the bookkeeping, storage and restoration of museum treasures, and Tatyana Grigoryevna Yemelyanenko, senior researcher in the traditional culture of the Central Asia peoples at the Russian Ethnographic Museum, introduced the contents of this book. The presented book-album will be devoted to the richest and diverse collection of the Russian Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg. Its authors, in accordance with the specifics of the museum, along with the Uzbek collection, distinguish the Karakalpak collection, the collections of Central Asian Arabs and Bukharian Jews. Among the items provided, there are genuine masterpieces of arts and crafts in Uzbekistan. Collection, which is based on items collected by the expedition of S.M.Dudin at the beginning of the last century and subsequent ethnographic expeditions of museum staff to Uzbekistan, in the amount provided will be published for the first time.
The next volume is devoted to the State Tretyakov Gallery. As the doctor of art criticism, deputy general director for research Tatyana Karpova and Olga Polyanskaya told the audience, this book-album is devoted to the collection of contemporary Uzbekistan painting in the State Tretyakov Gallery. In its composition it is in many respects unique and differs with exceptionally interesting landscape works, portraits and still lifes. This collection is published for the first time in full and, undoubtedly, will be of interest not only for researchers of contemporary art of Uzbekistan, but also for a wide range of readers.
IV volume was presented by Dr. Elmira Gul, Doctor of Arts at the Institute of Art Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. It is dedicated to embroidery and carpets of Uzbekistan in foreign collections. The book album for the first time will give a fairly clear idea of some, but not all of the foreign museum and private collections stored in Australia, Britain, Canada, the US and Russia. The book details the types of embroideries and carpets that existed on the territory of Uzbekistan in the XIX - early XX centuries. And those additions that these types of Uzbek art make to foreign collections.
Alexander Jumaev, Candidate of Art History, chairman of the research group "Makom" of the International Council on Traditional Music, spoke about the musical heritage, and, consequently, also on Volume V. The book is based on the collection of musical instruments from the collection of A.F.Eihgorn - the military conductor and musical ethnographer. Along with this, the book gives a description of the history of musical instruments in the territory of Uzbekistan, beginning with the Bronze Age (III-II millennium BC) and up to the present day. The book is supplemented with a brief overview of a number of foreign collections, in which there are objects of Uzbekistan's musical heritage. A unique application to the book will be a CD with rare entries of the national Uzbek classical.
The sixth volume is devoted to the collection of the Russian National Library. It was presented by Olga Valentinovna Vasilieva, head of the Eastern Funds Section of the Russian National Library. Presentation video clip about the collection of the library was shown. This book is devoted to the handwritten fund of the Russian National Library, which reflects the work of the great Uzbek poet Alisher Navoi. These manuscripts are dated XV-XVI centuries and represent a unique collection, the publication of which will make a great contribution to the study of the work of Alisher Navoi.
Then the floor was taken by Candidate of Philological Sciences, Head of the Central Asia, Caucasus and Crimea Sector of the Department of the East of the State Hermitage Museum Pavel Lurje and Andrei Omelchenko, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Senior Researcher of the Central Asia, Caucasus and Crimea Sector of the Department of the East of the State Hermitage Museum. They told about the VII volume, which is also devoted to the collection of the State Hermitage Museum. The book is devoted to the rarest collection of objects found on the territory of Uzbekistan. The album will contain unique finds, such as the famous Ayrtam frieze - the stone relief of the I century A.D. with half-figures of musicians, located among the lush leaves of Akanf. Today, a fragment of the frieze, which once adorned a church in northern Bactria, is kept in the State Hermitage. Also rare works of medieval monumental and decorative art discovered in Toprak-kala, Penjikent and Varakhsha will be presented here.
The next volume is devoted to the Assembly of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts. As the Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor, director of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences Irina Popova, said, one of the most ancient lists of the famous work of Al-Biruni "Monuments of past generations" is presented, collections of poems are the sofas of such poets as Agahi, Bisati Samarkandi, Bedil, Hafiz Shirazi, Sayido Nasafi, 8 lists of the Shavkat sofa - Muhammad Iskhak Bukhari, Shams Tabrizi's sofa, Jalaluddin Rumi's masnavi, poetry collections of Ismat Bukhari, Ghazi Khukandi and other authors.
In the IX volume the collection of the State Historical Museum is presented. Natalia Shishlina, the doctor of historical sciences, the head of the department of archaeological monuments of the State Historical Museum, and Olga Gordeeva, the head of the tissue department of the State Historical Museum, presented the details of its contents. In this album, the reader will get acquainted with the world of early settled oases of agriculture of ancient Khorezm through unique historical heritage items kept in the State Historical Museum, ornamental motifs reflected in subsequent epochs - paintings, chasing, ceramics and other objects.
And with the 10th volume dedicated to carpet weaving of Uzbekistan, as a tradition preserved in the centuries, the doctor of art studies of the Institute of Art Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan Elmira Gul introduced the audience.