On October 10-12, 2018, in Baku, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) will hold a conference Decorative Arts and Interiors of two international committees - the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design (ICDAD), and the International Committee for Historic House Museums (DEMHIST). The conference is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, ICOM Azerbaijan National Committee, the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Decorative Arts and Design (ICDAD), and the International Committee for Historic House Museums (DEMHIST) within the support of the Azerbaijan National Museum of Art, Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve, the Bulbul Memorial Museum, and Az-Granata company.
The opening ceremony of the conference will be held on the 10th of October at the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum.
42 participants from 14 countries – Azerbaijan, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Japan, USA, India, Egypt, the Czech Republic, Georgia, and Turkey, will join the conference. President of ICOM Dr Suay Aksoy and President of ICOM Europe Dr Prof Luis Raposo are among the distinguished guests. This will be the first visit of President of ICOM Dr Suay Aksoy to Azerbaijan.
At the conference, our country will be represented by museum proffesionals from Azerbaijan. A presentation of the book Artistic Embroidery from the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum’s Collection by Shirin Y. Melikova, published with the contribution received from UNESCO under the Programme of Participation in the activities of Member States for 2016-2017.
Guests will be offered an extensive cultural program. In addition to the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, they will visit the Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve; the Heydar Aliyev Center; the Azerbaijan National Museum of Art; the National Museum of History of Azerbaijan; the House-museums of Bul-Bul, Gara Garayev, Nariman Narimanov and Nobel Brothers; CHELEBI showroom; as well as the Baku Marionette Theater.
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