Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 27
A group of French experts from the world-famous Louvre Museum, headed by Director of the Department of Islamic Art Janik Linz, is on a working visit in Uzbekistan on Sept. 19-28, Uzbek media reported.
The delegation also includes Director of the French-Uzbek archaeological mission in Bukhara, archaeologist of the department of Islamic art of the Louvre Rocco Rante and experts-restorers Anna Ligei, Christina Pariselle, Dolphin Eli Lefevre, Geraldi Fray.
The main purpose of the visit is to conduct a study in cooperation with experts from Uzbekistan, provide scientific analysis and draw up an expert opinion on the status of the exhibits previously selected in museums of Uzbekistan for the Civilization and Culture on the Silk Road the exhibition, which will be held at the Louvre in 2021.
This is the second visit of the French delegation. The first one took place in May 2018.
The French experts on restoration and conservation of museum exhibits are carrying out systematic work on the study of cultural heritage items of Uzbekistan. They conduct their research in leading museums and research institutes in Uzbekistan.
French archaeologist Geraldi Fray, in order to study the collection, is planning to visit the Karakalpak Scientific Research Institute of the Humanities.
French and Uzbek scientists are conducting a large-scale work on selection and study of the preliminary list of exhibits that most fully reflect the ancient and medieval culture of states that existed on the territory of modern Uzbekistan.
Based on the results of the joint study, an expert opinion will be given on each selected exhibit and a single list of works of art will be drawn up for the exhibition in the Louvre.