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Lecture „Georgia: the Country of Clash of Civilizations“

Lecture „Georgia: the Country of Clash of Civilizations“

Time: 23.03.19  12:00–13:00
Location: Mikkel Museum

Located at the crossroads between the East and the West, Georgia is a country with ancient culture and a rich and diverse cultural heritage, dating back to ancient until the modern time, including both tangible and intangible heritage. The lecture is a try to show the multicultural and diverse aspects of Georgian heritage and guide the audience to explore it closer. The speaker will also talk about the heritage management challenges and possibilities, as well as share the experience in this regard (Presentation facilities would be needed)

Since 2018 Ms. Tamar Meliva, architect-conservator, works at the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia, at the UNESCO and International Relations Unit, were her main duties are World Heritage Sites’ related issues in Georgia and other international heritage-related projects. At the same time, she is a PhD candidate at Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (Georgia) with the focus of her study – Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage in Georgia. She has a vast professional experience of working with different Georgian and International heritage organisations.

Lecture is part of the exhibition Pirosmani: The World of a Lonely Genius.
An exhibition of paintings by the famous Georgian artist Pirosmani – Niko Pirosmanashvili (1862–1918). Pirosmani’s exceptional and fascinating works are known throughout the world. He was an artist whose life has become a legend and who is highly regarded as an important influencer of 20th century avant-garde art, a representative of naïve art, a founder of Georgian art and a symbol of the Georgian national identity.

Niko Pirosmanashvili. Woman with Easter Eggs. 1916–1918. Oil on cardboard. Niko Pirosmanashvili State Museum of National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgiaa