A large-scale integrated programme Heritage of the Commonwealth. Traditions for the Future", initiated by the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum and supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture, government agencies of other CIS countries, and the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of the CIS member states, has been successfully implemented since 2014. Its aim is to update a powerful layer of cultural heritage and strengthen historical ties between the CIS countries. Art exhibitions, interdisciplinary conferences and round tables, publishing projects, educational events, radio and television broadcasts with Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were held with the active participation of museums, specialized universities and creative unions of the CIS countries. In 2023 and 2024, the programme will be hosted by Minsk and Baku.
The programme is aimed at the widest possible audience. Exhibitions, conferences, and publications are aimed at exploring the roots of the culture of the peoples of the Eurasian space, and are therefore close and understandable to representatives of different nationalities and confessions, and viewers of all ages and education levels.
The programme is particularly important for the development of museums in the CIS space. It promotes the exchange of experience in the field of museums, museum management and development, museum network and infrastructure, as well as the dissemination of methods, expert knowledge and practical solutions.
The programme promotes exhibition exchange and stimulates research and educational work.
A series of publications as part of the Commonwealth Heritage Project. Traditions for the Future" dedicated to the mutual cultural exchange in the decorative arts between Russia and CIS countries.
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STAGE I. AZERBAIJAN, BAKU. 2016Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
STAGE II. KYRGYZSTAN, BISHKEK - ISYK-KUL. 2017Gapar Aitiev Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts
STAGE III. KAZAKHSTAN, ASTANA - BOROVOYE. 2018National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Exhibition, conference, edition
STAGE IV. ARMENIA, YEREVAN. 2019Museum of Russian Art (Collection of A.Y. Abramyan)
STAGE V. BELARUS, MINSK. 2020National Historical Museum of Belarus
Exhibition, Round Table
STAGE VI. TAJIKISTAN, DUSHANBE. 2021National Museum of Tajikistan
Conference, round table