Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Kyrgyz Republic

02534-bigAnthropology Department at American University of Central Asia within
the framework of Fifth Central Asian Anthropological Conference
presents a forum entitled “What we can do for protection of cultural
heritage in Kyrgyz Republic now?” which will be held in April 14, 2012.

The main goal of this forum is to gather all experts and specialists
in the fields of archaeology, architecture, history, museum practice
and law in order to solve following important objectives:

– to renew a list of cultural heritage of Kyrgyz Republic;
– on the base of analysis of current Law on Protection and Use of
Historical and Cultural Heritage (1999) and the Law about Museums and
Museum Funds (2000) design additions and comments to improve them;
– to discuss a guidebook about archeological sites and artifacts for
custom and frontier officers for the purpose to prevent their illegal
transportation out of country;
– to build partnership and collaboration with such organizations as
UNESCO, ICOM, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of KR in order to
effectively protect cultural heritage of country.

As a result to publish the outcomes of the discussion in the form of
report represented mainly by two documents: the renewed list of
archeological sites of Kyrgyz Republic and collection of comments and
additions to the current Law on Protection and Use of Historical and
Cultural Heritage (1999) and the Law about Museums and Museum Funds
(2000). The report will be submitted to the Ministry of Culture and
Information of Kyrgyz Republic.

The guidebook about archeological sites and artifacts for custom and
frontier officers will be published separately and circulated among
appropriate authorities during special trainings.

If you are interested in participation, please submit an abstract with
a clearly formulated statement of your professional contribution to
the consideration of these objectives and your CV to
caasconference@gmail.com until March 14, 2012.

On behalf of the
CAAC Committee

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