Projects since 2018

Since 2010 IICAS has successfully implemented a number of research and applied science projects. The focus of projects ranged from documenting archaeological sites, developing free access to historic manuscripts, supporting inventory of artwork and studying intangible cultural heritage of Central Asia to performing Heritage Impact (HIA) and Condition Assessments and supporting international cultural initiatives. Geographically, the projects embraced not only Central Asia, but also Iran, Azerbaijan and a number of other states. IICAS actively continues to expand its network of partners and explores a number of new strategic research areas. In particular, the Institute in cooperation with the University College London, UK and with financial support from the Arcadia Fund is creating a comprehensive geo-referenced database of heritage sites. Heritage Impact Assessments of a number of World Heritage properties and preparation of a dossier to nominate a number of cultural heritage properties to the World Heritage List are among other activities carried out by IICAS. The projects have become IICAS’s success stories largely due to the professionalism of experts, incredibly well coordinated teamwork and the pursuit of excellence.

MEDIEVAL MOSQUES AND MINARETS OF KAZAKHSTAN

MEDIEVAL MOSQUES AND MINARETS OF KAZAKHSTAN

Medieval mosques and minarets of Kazakhstan

Objective: Collection and generalization of available data on medieval mosques and minarets of Kazakhstan, carrying out detailed documentation of all known/identified structures using the latest methods and equipment (laser scanning, photogrammetry, tacheometric survey), as well as their 3-dimensional scientific reconstruction for the possible preparation of a new serial transnational nomination "Mosques and minarets of Central Asia".

Expected result: Scientific documentation, monograph, options for potential nominations

Project duration: 2021

Grantor: National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO

Implementers of the project: IICAS

Status: The project is ongoing

ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH OF THE NECROPOLIS OF THE ANCIENT SETTLEMENT OF SYGNAK (Continued)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH OF THE NECROPOLIS OF THE ANCIENT SETTLEMENT OF SYGNAK (Continued)

Necropolis of the ancient settlement of Sygnak

Objective: To create a monograph based on the results of research conducted at the necropolis of the Sygnak settlement.


Expected result: The publication of a monograph.


Project duration: 2020-2021.


Grantor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


Project implementors: IICAS, specialists from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, International Kazakh-Turkish University of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi


Status: The project is ongoing

HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WITHIN THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE

HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WITHIN THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE "SAMARKAND - CROSSROADS OF CULTURES"

Heritage impact assessment of construction projects within the World Heritage Site "Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures"

Objective: Preparation of an analytical report "On the impact assessment of the construction project planned for implementation within the boundaries and territory of the buffer zone of the World Heritage Site "Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures".

Expected result: Analytical report.

Project duration: 2020.

Grantor: Private organization (LLC “REGISTON PLAZA")

Implementers of the project: IICAS

HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WITHIN THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE

HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WITHIN THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE "SAMARKAND - CROSSROADS OF CULTURES"

Heritage impact assessment of construction projects within the World Heritage Site "Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures"

Objective: Preparation of an analytical report "On the impact assessment of the construction project planned for implementation within the boundaries and territory of the buffer zone of the World Heritage Site "Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures".

Expected result: Analytical report.

Project duration: 2020.

Grantor: Private organization (LLC “QORAKOL STORY GROUP")

Implementers of the project: IICAS

HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WITHIN THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE

HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WITHIN THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE "SAMARKAND - CROSSROADS OF CULTURES"

Heritage impact assessment of construction projects within the World Heritage Site "Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures"

Objective: Preparation of an analytical report "On the impact assessment of the construction project planned for implementation within the boundaries and territory of the buffer zone of the World Heritage Site "Samarkand - Crossroads of Cultures".

Expected result: Analytical report.

Project duration: 2020.

Grantor: Private organization (LLC “BURAN QURUVCHI SERVIS")

Implementers of the project: IICAS

Intercultural Communications between Central Asian Countries and Iran according to Cultural Elite’s Views: Barriers and the Solutions

Intercultural Communications between Central Asian Countries and Iran according to Cultural Elite’s Views: Barriers and the Solutions

The main goal of the project is to study the limitations, barriers and search for solutions to preserve and maintain the sustainability of intercultural communication between the countries of Central Asia and Iran.

Objective: The key objective of the research is to study the limitations, barriers and search for solutions to preserve and maintain the sustainability of intercultural communications between the countries of Central Asia and Iran from the point of view of the cultural elites of the region

Expected outcome: Publication of a scientific article

Project duration: 2020-2021

Project implementation: Iran

Status: Project ongoing

“IT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL HERITAGE MANAGEMENT” (IT-CHM’2019)

“IT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CULTURAL HERITAGE MANAGEMENT” (IT-CHM’2019)

Holding the international conference “International Conference IT in Cultural Heritage Management” (IT-CHM’2019)

Purpose: holding the international conference “International Conference IT in Cultural Heritage Management” (IT-CHM’2019)

Expected Result: Reports and discussion of the prospects for the development of IT in the field of cultural heritage

Duration / date: May 22, 2019 in the territory of the Ulugbek Madrasah, the Registan ensemble, Samarkand,

Organizers:

- Institute of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Poland,

- Samarkand State University, Uzbekistan,

- Registan Ensemble, Samarkand, Uzbekistan,

- International Institute for Central Asian Studies,

- Scientific-practical museum-laboratory, Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

Development of uniform procedures and documentation necessary for the implementation of projects

Purpose: Development of uniform procedures and documentation necessary for the implementation of projects

Expected Result: Optimization of work in terms of project execution.

Project Duration: December 2019

Implementers of the project: IICAS

CONSERVATION OF NKN OF UZBEKISTAN THROUGH FEMALE HANDICRAFT

CONSERVATION OF NKN OF UZBEKISTAN THROUGH FEMALE HANDICRAFT

Preservation of the NKN of Uzbekistan

Purpose: Preservation of the NKN of Uzbekistan

Expected Result: ICH Video Documentation

Duration of the project: second half of 2019

Grantor: Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation

Implementers of the project: National University of Uzbekistan for UNESCO with the assistance of ICAI