Workshops launch for preservation of Shoroon Bumbagar Necropolis and its mural paintings

Society | Education
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2015-10-15 18:08:14

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ – Within the framework of UNESCO/Monaco cooperation, a joint workshop on the stabilization of archaeological tombs and preservation and conservation of ancient mural paintings at the site of Shoroon Bumbagar will be held in Ulaanbaatar and Bayannuur from 19 October-7 November 2015, reported Thursday the Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO.

With the aim of supporting the preservation and conservation of cultural heritage in Mongolia with a particular focus on the archaeological tombs at the site of Shoroon Bumbagar and to enhance Mongolian capacities to ensure the safeguarding of its mural paintings, this workshop is jointly organized by UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of Mongolia, the Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO and the Center of Cultural Heritage of Mongolia.

Combining theoretical sessions with practical field exercises, two renowned international experts –geologist/engineer and painting conservator/restorer – will explore together with a selected group of national experts, the different conservation mechanisms for both the stabilization of the tomb and the preservation of its mural paintings.

The UNESCO/Monaco Funds-in-Trust project “Capacity-Building and Awareness-Raising for the Preservation, Conservation, Visibility and Sustainable Management of the Archeological Site of Shoroon Bumbagar of Mount Maikhan was launched in late 2014 covering a period of four years. The main objectives of the project are to improve the capacities of Mongolia’s authorities and experts for the stabilization, conservation and preservation of the Shoroon Bumbagar necropolis, a spectacular royal tomb discovered in Bulgan Province in 2011 containing ancient remains dating back to the 6th and 7th century AD. The project also aims to sensitize local authorities and communities in Mongolia on the importance of the protection of archeological cultural heritage.

Since 2009 the Principality of Monaco has been supporting Mongolia’s endeavor to safeguard its valuable cultural heritage through awareness-raising and capacity-building activities carried out in order to combat the illicit trafficking of cultural objects in the country.