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Presentation of five new books from the series "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in the world's collections" will be held in Tashkent

On November 28, a presentation of five new books (6-10 volumes) of book-albums from the series "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan in the world's collections" will be held in Tashkent with applications in the form of documentary films dedicated to collections of artifacts of Uzbekistan in foreign collections. As part of the event, gratuitous transfer of kits to the largest libraries, museums and educational institutions of the world and Uzbekistan is also planned.

The sixth volume is devoted to the musical heritage of Uzbekistan. This book-album is based on the description of the collection of musical instruments from the collection of A.F. Eichhorn is a military conductor and musical ethnographer. In addition, this book provides a description of the history of musical instruments in Uzbekistan, beginning with the Bronze Age (III-V 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 records of national Uzbek classical music.

In the seventh volume, dedicated to the meeting of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, one of the oldest lists of the famous work of al-Biruni "Monuments of past generations", collections of poems - sofas of poets such as Agahi, Bisati Samarkandi, Bedil, Hafiz Shirazi, Sayid Nasafi, eight lists of the Shavkat sofa - Muhammad Iskhak Bukhari, Shams Tabrizi's sofa, Jalaladdin Rumi's masnavi, Ismat Bukhari, Ghazi Khukandi and other authors’ poetry collections.

The eighth volume of the series "Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan" is dedicated to the meeting of the State Hermitage. The book contains information about the rarest objects found on the territory of Uzbekistan. The album includes their unique finds, such as the famous Ayrtam frieze - the stone relief of the 1st century BC. Today, a fragment of the frieze, which once adorned a temple in northern Bactria, is kept in the State Hermitage. This volume presents the rarest works of medieval monumental and decorative art found in Toprak-kala, Penjikent and Varakhsha.

The ninth volume includes a unique collection of the State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I.V. Savitsky. It presents archaeological finds from ancient and medieval fortresses and fortifications located in the territory of Karakalpakstan, which are the objects of material and artistic cultures of Ancient Khorezm. Very interesting are the collections of Karakalpak folk and applied art - jewelry schools, garments and home decorations. A special pride of the museum - the Turkestan avant-garde in the early works of famous artists of Uzbekistan 1920-30-ies, is widely represented in this album.

The book-album "The State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I.V. Savitsky" contains unique samples of material and artistic cultures of Ancient Khorezm. This is terracotta, sculpture, art metal, jewelry, garments and home furnishings. The richest collection of the Turkestan avant-garde, reflecting the development of culture and art of Uzbekistan in different historical periods is of special value. Some works of painting, especially the early works of famous artists of Uzbekistan, are only in the State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and are among the most valuable exhibits that make up the "golden fund" of the world collection of painting.

X volume will be devoted to another presentation of the forum. On its pages the collection of artifacts of Uzbekistan stored in museums of Moscow is widely presented. The book was based on exhibits of the State Historical Museum and the All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art in Moscow.

The presentation of books and the transfer of kits will take place in the framework of the International Media Forum "Crossroads of Times: The Great Legacy of the Past - the Basis of an Enlightened Future".

It should be reminded that the first five volumes were presented in May 2017 at the international congress "Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan - the way to dialogue between peoples and countries." They include book-albums "Collection of the State Museum of the East (Moscow, Russia)", "Collection of the Russian Ethnographic Museum" (St. Petersburg, Russia), "Collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia)", "Embroidery and carpets of Uzbekistan in foreign collections", "The works of Alisher Navoi in the masterpieces of book art of the XV-XVI centuries. (From the collection of the Russian National Library, St. Petersburg, Russia)".

We want to emphasize that the publications are intended not only for representatives of scientific and research circles, but also for a wide domestic and foreign audience, representatives of the younger generation who are interested in the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan. The project, which has no analogues in the world today, is carried out thanks to the conditions created in the years of Independence, as well as the personal attention of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to the issues of careful preservation, enrichment and augmentation of the historical, cultural and intellectual heritage of the Uzbek people.
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