Emirates News Agency – Two exhibitions from Uzbekistan become main museum attraction of Paris for next six months

TASHKENT, 25th November, 2022 (WAM) — During the official visit of the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, to France, at the invitation of Emmanuel Macron, President of France, the two leaders opened two major exhibitions: “The Splendours of Uzbekistan’s Oases. At the Crossroads of Caravan Routes” in the Louvre and “The Road to Samarkand. Miracles of Silk and Gold” at the Arab World Institute.

According to Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA), both exhibitions are dedicated to Uzbekistan’s history and culture. The exhibition in the Louvre covers the period from 5th-6th centuries BC to the reign of the Timurids, and the Arab World Institute presents exhibits of the 19th – mid-20th centuries, as well as paintings of the Turkestan avant-garde from the collection of Uzbekistan state museums.

The exhibition at the Louvre was planned to be held in 2020-2021, but COVID-19 disrupted these plans, and it had to be postponed to 2022.

Managed by curators Yannick Lintz and Rocco Rante, the exhibition “The Splendours of Uzbekistan’s Oases. At the Crossroads of Caravan Routes” showcases the history of the Great Silk Road, which passed through the southern part of present-day Uzbekistan. It presents objects of monumental art, wall paintings, carved details of palaces, objects of arts and crafts, and others. The exhibition includes 169 museum exhibits, in particular 138 items from 16 museums of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as 31 exhibits from the world’s leading museums. Among them are the Louvre Museum, the National Library of France, the British Museum and the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Cabinet of Medals in Paris, the Guimet Museum and the Languages and Civilizations University Library (BULAC), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

Comprising 300 exhibits from 9 museums of the Republic of Uzbekistan, “The Road to Samarkand. Miracles of Silk and Gold” exhibition includes objects of applied art, which are important elements of the Uzbek identity and diversity.

Visitors can become acquainted with samples of national textiles, costumes, hats, jewelry of the 19th – mid-20th centuries, gold-embroidered chapans of the era of the Bukhara Emirate, carpets and much more, made in various techniques.

The exhibition also presents 23 paintings, including works of the Turkestan avant-garde from the collection of the State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I. V. Savitsky in Nukus.

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