Kazakh Museum enters Alliance of Art Museums and Galleries of Silk Road
Jul 3, 2018 11:31 am
Alliance of Art Museums: 17 countries of the former Silk Road
Employees of the Almaty-based Abylkhan Kasteyev State Museum of Arts joined in Beijing with representatives of national art museums and key art institutes in 17 countries of the former Silk Road and current Belt and Road Initiative to establish the Alliance of Art Museums and Galleries of the Great Silk Road. The organisation seeks to promote studying art, collecting and exchanging exhibitions and sharing them between countries and regions.
The five-day forum, hosted by the Chinese National Art Museum, was attended by delegates from Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and Vietnam. The Kazakh state museum represented the Central Asian region, while the Chinese side sent directors from the country’s leading museums.
Her report highlighted the museum’s diverse collection, which allows visitors to walk through five countries and five centuries and become acquainted with European, Oriental and modern Kazakh art. Shalabayeva noted it is important and interesting to learn the art’s characteristics and development of the museum business in different countries.
After signing the agreement establishing the alliance on the final day, the delegates discussed the future exchange of exhibitions and specialists, organising internships and training restorers. They chose the international alliance’s logo and adopted its charter, having previously selected the chairperson.
“In the future, we plan to hold a joint exhibition of museums from the member countries of the alliance at the National Art Museum of China. The exhibition will present the artistic achievements and the best examples of museum collections,” said Shalabayeva.
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