Category Archives: Conservation

7 of the Best Examples of Uzbekistan’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

7 of the Best Examples of Uzbekistan’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

Through the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, adopted in 2003, UNESCO works to preserve and protect those aspects of cultural heritage that go beyond concrete objects that we can see and touch. According to UNESCO’s definition, Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) comprises a vast and vibrant body of traditions, knowledge, and living expressions… Continue Reading

This Is the Link Between World Heritage and Uzbekistan

This Is the Link Between World Heritage and Uzbekistan

UNESCO is the acronym for United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization and the organization periodically composes a World Heritage List of historical sites throughout the world. For a site to be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are ten selection criteria and least one must be met. These criteria are explained in… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know about Intangible Cultural Heritage

What You Need to Know about Intangible Cultural Heritage

Although the idea of cultural heritage is most often illustrated by examples of monuments, archaeological sites, and art, it’s important to realize that there’s much more to cultural heritage than concrete objects we can see and touch. Cultural heritage also includes traditions, knowledge, and living expressions that are passed on from generation to generation. These… Continue Reading

Spotlight on Uzbekistan’s Most Popular Theaters

Spotlight on Uzbekistan’s Most Popular Theaters

The theater scene in Uzbekistan is a rich mix of performing arts forms indigenous to Central Asia (including classical and folk traditions), and Western or European performance disciplines. What makes contemporary Uzbek theatre so exciting is that there is no sharp divide between these two broad traditions; rather, the structure, motifs, and performance techniques of… Continue Reading

A Close Up on the Amazing Art of Lacquer Miniatures

A Close Up on the Amazing Art of Lacquer Miniatures

Like many other traditional arts and crafts, lacquer miniature painting is currently undergoing a dramatic renaissance in Uzbekistan. Renowned for its complexity and detail and its beautifully intricate designs, lacquer painting has deep roots in Uzbekistan that go back many centuries. Read on for some amazing facts on this intricate art form.   The tradition… Continue Reading

Spotlight on the Amazing Life of Uzbek Dancer Tamara Khanum

Spotlight on the Amazing Life of Uzbek Dancer Tamara Khanum

One of Uzbekistan’s most inspiring national icons, dancer Tamara Khanum was a hugely influential artist and a pioneering force in bringing Uzbek dance and culture to the world stage. Here’s what you need to know about her extraordinary life and legacy.   She lived through a period of incredible change in Uzbekistan. Tamara Khanum was… Continue Reading

8 Things You Need to Know about Uzbek Weddings

8 Things You Need to Know about Uzbek Weddings

The celebration of major family events is a vitally important part of Uzbek culture, and perhaps no event is more important, or more lavishly celebrated, than a wedding. A social milestone that families begin planning for as soon as a child is born, a traditional Uzbek wedding is an impressive and elaborate affair that draws… Continue Reading

3 of the Best Charitable Organizations – What You Need to Know

3 of the Best Charitable Organizations – What You Need to Know

A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva serves as the country’s envoy to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and works to promote the historical and cultural heritage of the Central Asian nation. In addition to her role with UNESCO, Karimova-Tillyaeva is a proponent of the importance of sports and education in… Continue Reading

Uzbekistan and UNESCO – A Look at 10 Years of Big Achievements

Uzbekistan and UNESCO – A Look at 10 Years of Big Achievements

Established in 2008, the Permanent Delegation of Uzbekistan to UNESCO has spent the past decade working to promote Uzbek culture, heritage, and civil society within the context of this important international entity. This paves the way for more inter-cultural dialogue and broader cultural awareness among UNESCO’s delegate nations. Read on for a look back at… Continue Reading

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