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.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO THE NECROPOLIS ILIBALYK (Continued)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO THE NECROPOLIS ILIBALYK (Continued)

archaeological expedition (excavations)

Objective: Excavation

Project duration: 2020-2021

Grantor: Christoph Baumer, Society for the Exploration of EurAsia (Society for the Study of Eurasia), Switzerland, A.H. Margulan Institute of Archaeology

Implementers of the project: IICAS, Archaeological Expertise LLP, Tandy Archaeological Institute, USA

Status: The project is ongoing

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO THE ANCIENT SETTLEMENT OF KESKEN-KUYUK KALA (Continued)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO THE ANCIENT SETTLEMENT OF KESKEN-KUYUK KALA (Continued)

Archaeological expedition(Kesken-kuyuk kala)

Objective: Excavation

Project duration: 2020-2021

Grantor: Christoph Baumer, Society for the Exploration of EurAsia (Society for the Study of Eurasia), Switzerland

Implementers of the project: IICAS, Archaeological Expertise LLP,

Status: The project is ongoing

HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT: THE PROJECT OF A TOURIST COMPLEX IN THE BUFFER ZONE OF THE CARAVANSERAI RABATI MALIK AND SARDOBA

HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT: THE PROJECT OF A TOURIST COMPLEX IN THE BUFFER ZONE OF THE CARAVANSERAI RABATI MALIK AND SARDOBA

Heritage impact assessment (caravanserai Rabati malik and Sardoba)

Objective: To conduct a full heritage impact assessment of the planned tourist complex in the buffer zone of the Rabati Malik and Sardoba caravanserai in the Navoi region of the Republic of Uzbekistan in accordance with the best practices and international experience

Expected Result: Heritage Impact Report

Project Duration: 2020

Grantor: UNESCO

Implementers of the project: IICAS, international experts

Status: The project is finished

TRADITIONAL BUKHARIAN JEWISH HOUSES AND MAHALLAS

TRADITIONAL BUKHARIAN JEWISH HOUSES AND MAHALLAS

Bukharian Jewish Houses and Mahallas

Objective: Inventory and documentation of traditional houses in the historic center of Bukhara, development of conservation guidelines, conducting a series of trainings and professional courses for stakeholders and the local community.

Expected Result: Guidelines for the Conservation of Traditional Houses of the Historic Centre of Bukhara World Heritage property

Project Duration: 2020-2022

Grantor: World Monuments Fund

Implementers of the project: IICAS, Bukhara State University

Status: Ongoing

SILK ROAD ICH NETWORKING

SILK ROAD ICH NETWORKING

Silk Road ICH Networking

Objective: To conduct preliminary sociological research on the feasibility of creating a network for the preservation and promotion of intangible cultural heritage in the Silk Road countries

Expected result: Development of a draft operational manual for the creation and management of network interaction of the Silk Road intangible cultural heritage

Project duration: 2020

Grantor: International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP, Republic of Korea)

Implementers of the project: IICAS, the Eurasian Institute of Turkology at Dongduk Women's University (Republic of Korea)

The National Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (Kazakhstan)

National Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic for UNESCO (Kyrgyzstan)

The State Institute of Art and Culture (Uzbekistan)

Institute of Culture and Information (Tajikistan)

Azerbaijan National Conservatory (Azerbaijan)

Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University (Turkey)

Mongolian University of Science and Technology (Mongolia)

Status: Completed


SILK ROAD ICH NETWORKING (Continued)

SILK ROAD ICH NETWORKING (Continued)

Silk Road ICH Networking (Continued)

Objective: To explore networking opportunities in the field of Silk Road Handicrafts. Research format: online questionnaire (60-70 respondents per country) and in-depth interviews

Expected result: Establishment of networking cooperation among folk crafts workshops in Silk Road countries

Project duration: 2021

Grantor: International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP, Republic of Korea)

Implementers of the project:IICAS, Institutions in nine countries (Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey)

Status: Ongoing

TECHNICAL SUPERVISION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PROJECT

TECHNICAL SUPERVISION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PROJECT "RESTORATION OF HISTORICAL SITES OF THE KULTOBE SETTLEMENT" IN TURKESTAN WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE BUFFER ZONE OF THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE "MAUSOLEUM OF KHOJA AHMED YASAWI"

Technical supervision

Objective: Implementation of technical supervision during the conservation and restoration activities of the project "Restoration of historical sites of the kultobe settlement" in Turkestan within the boundaries of the buffer zone of the world heritage site "Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi" with the involvement of experts as consultants in order to control compliance of activities with the project documentation and international and local standards.

Expected result: Research report

Project Duration: 2020.

Grantor: Kazakh Research Institute of Culture

Implementation: IICAS experts

Status: Finished



CONSULTING SERVICES WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PROJECT

CONSULTING SERVICES WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE PROJECT "RESTORATION OF HISTORICAL SITES OF THE KULTOBE SETTLEMENT" IN TURKESTAN WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE BUFFER ZONE OF THE WORLD HERITAGE SITE "MAUSOLEUM OF KHOJA AHMED YASAWI"

Consulting services

Objective: To provide consulting services within the framework of the project "Restoration of historical sites of the Kultobe settlement" by attracting foreign scientists and experts aimed at creating an archaeological park within the boundaries of the buffer zone of the World Heritage Site "Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi" according to international standards, as well as according to the scientific recommendations of UNESCO and ICOMOS

Expected result: Research report

Project Duration: 2020

Grantor: Kazakh Research Institute of Culture

Implementation: IICAS experts, international experts

Status: Finished

DESIGN AND SUPERVISION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF LANDSCAPING AND GENERAL IMPROVEMENT OF THREE SITES OF HISTORICAL, CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE IN THE KHATLON REGION OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

DESIGN AND SUPERVISION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF LANDSCAPING AND GENERAL IMPROVEMENT OF THREE SITES OF HISTORICAL, CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE IN THE KHATLON REGION OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

Design and supervision

Objective: Preparation of a full set of design and estimate documentation (DED), a series of reports and author's supervision in the implementation of works on landscaping and landscaping of historical, cultural and natural sites of Khatlon region of the Republic of Tajikistan (Khoja Mashhad Madrasah, Chiluchor-Chashma and Khulbuk fortress)

Expected result: Preparation of a series of reports, a complete set of design and estimate documentation and designer's supervision in the process of works.

Project Duration: 2021-2023

Implementation: IICAS with ARS Progetti (Italy)

Status: ongoing