Participation of NGOs in the Management of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Experiences of Using Information Technologies in the Development of Traditional Craftsmanship in Uzbekistan
Manage No DI00001440 Country Uzbekistan Author Amirkul Karimov (Chair, Oltin Meros Public Foundation, Uzbekistan), Mukadis Dustmatov (Director, Oltin Meros Public Foundation, Uzbekistan) Published Year 2023 Language English Copyright Attach File Preview (ENG)
|During the Soviet era, the issue of preservation of cultural heritage, including intangible heritage, was a key concern on colonial grounds in Uzbekistan. Attempts were made to bury Uzbek and other cultures in the depths of history by falsely glorifying Russian history, denying the originality of national republics, turning a blind eye to them, finding and destroying the values of nations and peoples under the guise of creating the Soviet people, unscientific and religious heresy, and superstition. The tourist organizations Intourist and Sputnik, which were subordinate to Moscow and collected funds, were established, while the Yodgorlik (“Memorial”) historical and cultural heritage preservation society was responsible for the management of cultural heritage in Uzbekistan. Yodgorlik was actually structured as a public organization, under the control of the Communist Party and the Supreme Soviet (except the KGB). In particular, the honorary chairman of Yodgorlik was the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.