Uzbekistan signs agreement with Russia’s State Tretyakov Gallery at Expo 2020 Dubai
DUBAI, 26 November 2021 – One of the world’s largest collections of Russian art, and most visited and beloved museums in Russia, the State Tretyakov Gallery, has signed an agreement with Uzbekistan’s Art and Culture Development Foundation under the country’s Ministry of Culture, at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The deal will see cooperation between the two parties in several areas, including the joint preservation of cultural heritage, the exchange of information in the fields of history, culture, museum business, and the protection of historical and cultural heritage.
The agreement will also facilitate a set of research and restoration projects, including technological research at the museum.
Gayane Umerova, Executive Director of Art and Culture Development Foundation, explained the importance of the art collection: “The collection is really unique because it’s dedicated to the Russian avant-garde, which grabbed really great attention in [Uzbekistan] because it was not taken out of the country [Russia] many times… We started to do research because there weren’t many studies of this collection, and we discovered that there are so many things that we could do together.”
The Executive Director said Expo 2020 Dubai presented a great opportunity: “It’s very exciting for us, first of all, because it’s the first national Pavilion of Uzbekistan that was built at an Expo… and we feel like we have a home inside of Dubai, like a permanent house that we can really integrate with the local communities.”
Other areas of cooperation will see the development and implementation of joint exhibition programmes and projects presenting works of art from the museum’s collection; and joint activities in the use of innovative systems and technologies such as digitisation, archiving, application of augmented reality and multimedia technologies.