A visiting expert meeting at Town of Ancient Penjikent

A visiting expert meeting at Town of Ancient Penjikent

A visiting expert meeting at Town of Ancient Penjikent

26/10 2021

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On October 23, 2021, a visiting expert meeting was held at the ancient settlement site of Penjikent in Tajikistan, whose main purpose was to discuss a possible project for the conservation and restoration of unique architectural complexes of the famous medieval town of Penjikent, being the component of the serial transnational nomination "Silk Roads: Zarafshan-Karakum Corridor". The meeting was attended by Mr. N.K. Ubaidulloev, Director of the Akhmad Donish Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography, along with the researchers of A. Donish Institute; Dr. Pavel Lourier, the State Hermitage (Russia); educators and researchers from the Penjikent Pedagogical University; and by the IICAS representatives.

The international and national experts have discussed numerous theoretical and practical issues of conservation and restoration, including certain technical details of the project that had been proposed to seek funding. In the course of the discussions, emphasis was made on the regulations on providing preliminary information on projects planned for implementation within the boundaries and buffer zones of World Heritage sites - to the World Heritage Center itself and its Advisory Bodies, in particular ICOMOS, for their professional and administrative evaluation. The experts’ discussions also focused on the technical details of projects HIA procedures in relation the said heritage sites. Based on the results of the meeting, as specified in its Minutes, relevant resolutions are expected to be prepared and actioned.

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A visiting expert meeting at Town of Ancient Penjikent
A visiting expert meeting at Town of Ancient Penjikent
A visiting expert meeting at Town of Ancient Penjikent
A visiting expert meeting at Town of Ancient Penjikent
A visiting expert meeting at Town of Ancient Penjikent