In spite of its remarkable historical background and numerous historic and cultural sites in the region, Central Asia and western China remain one of the most under-represented regions on the World Heritage List, with no cultural or natural heritage properties from Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan inscribed on the List.
The Week of Fine Arts 2008 started in the Arts Academy of Uzbekistan on 21 April, UzA reported.
Festival of traditional culture “Asrlar sadosi” (“Echo of the centuries”) will be held on 3-4 May in Kitab district of Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan. The event is being organized by the Fund “Forum of culture and art of Uzbekistan”.
Paintings by Uzbek contemporary modernists will be put on display in a two-week exhibition that opens at Tehran’s Saba Art and Cultural Institute on May 5.
Kyrgyz Ambassador to Uzbekistan Azizbek Madmarov met with the Chair of the Council of Friendship Societies, Uzbekistan’s Cultural and Educational Ties with Foreign Countries, Saidakhror Guliamov, and Uzbekistan’s poet Jumaniyaz Jabbarov on 6 March, reported press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On 1 March, a monument to famous poetess Zulfiya opened in the center of Tashkent, UzA reported.
The third forum of the creative and scientific intelligentsia of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is due in Dushanbe in September, Mikhail Shvydkoi, the head of the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography of the Russian Federation and co-chairman of the forum, told a news conference in Moscow on Tuesday.
The First Uzbek-German summer academy on preserving the architectural heritage held in Uzbekistan in September last year has summed up its outcomes in the city of Potsdam in Germany, Jahon news agency of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.