On 05.07.2022, a Central Asian Open Meeting on Silk Roads Documentary Heritage was held in the Headquarters of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies to mark the 30th anniversary of the UNESCO Memory of the World program. The meeting was organized jointly by the International Center for Documentary Heritage (ICDH) and IICAS in a hybrid mode. The meeting was attended by experts and practitioners from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The meeting was aimed to facilitate regional collaboration network in preservation and accessibility efforts for Silk Roads documentary heritage, support regional studies in identifying and cataloguing Silk Roads documentary heritage, share good practices in identifying Silk Roads documentary heritage for possible inscription at the regional and international levels, strengthen cooperation among the members of the MoW community.
Opening remarks by Dr. Dmitriy Voyakin, Director of IICAS and Dr. Seung Cheol Lee, Director of ICDH were followed by presentations summarizing the achievements of IICAS and other research institutions in the field of preservation and promotion of documentary heritage across Central Asia.
The meeting was finalized by a memorandum of academic cooperation ceremonially signed by the Directors of ICDH and IICAS.