Pushkin Museum at an international conference "Eurasian Heritage in CIS Museums" in Tashkent

From November 30 to December 2, 2022, a conference "CIS Heritage. Traditions for the Future" was held at the State Museum of the Timurid History (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) as part of the seventh phase of the long-term inter-museum cooperation programme "Eurasian Heritage in CIS Museums". The conference gathered 45 speakers from eight CIS countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Igor Borodin represented the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts at the conference.

Specialists discussed a wide range of issues covering topics from ancient times to the present day. Among the participants of the conference were representatives of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences, the Armenian Academy of Sciences, the Gobustan Museum-Reserve, and Russian museums that have rich archaeological and ethnographic collections.

The project was organised by the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Art with the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of the CIS member states. The opening ceremony was attended by Elena Titova, Director of the All-Russian Museum of Decorative Arts, Galina Andreeva, Chief Adviser to the Museum Director, author of the idea and permanent curator of the programme, and Tursunali Kuziev, First Deputy Director of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan, from the Uzbek side.

The main objective of "CIS Heritage. Traditions for the Future" is to strengthen inter-museum cooperation and, more broadly, interaction in the field of culture in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.