Uzbekistan Hosts an International Symposium on Cultural Heritage


The 6th International Symposium on Cultural Heritage was held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on July 23, 2022. Featuring the theme of “Cultural Heritage in Uzbekistan: A Foundation to Inspire a New Renaissance”, the symposium aims to consolidate the study of Central Asia’s culture in the international scientific community, review the activities accomplished over the past year, and identify new areas for international activities. 250 experts and scholars from 33 countries and representatives from international organizations and NGOs participated in the symposium and engaged in discussions over three topics, including “publications from 2021 to the first half of 2022”, “several highlight areas in the World Collection Publication, a cultural heritage project in Uzbekistan”, and “focused issues in archaeology and art history of Central Asia that draw concerns of the international community”.

Dr. Ding Pengbo, Secretary-General of the International Alliance of Museums of the Silk Road and Deputy Director of the National Museum of China, addressed the symposium through a pre-produced video presentation. Entitled “Several Comments on Cultural Heritage”, her video presentation anticipated the future of cultural heritage conservation through the use of science and technology, underlined the importance and necessity of cultural heritage conservation, and discussed the possible trend of cultural heritage conservation in the current and future contexts.

Source: National Museum of China and the National Museum of History of Azerbaijan