Uzbekistan and France plan to organise an exhibition “Civilisation and Culture on the Great Silk Road,” in the Louvre Museum in 2021, the Jahon information agency reported.

The preparation of the exhibition was the subject of the recent international conference organised by the Art and Culture Development Foundation at the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan and attended by scientists, archaeologists, museum specialists, and restorers from Uzbekistan and specialists of the Louvre Museum of France.

The official visit of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to France, which took place in October 2018, strengthened and brought cooperation between the two countries to a new level.

In accordance with the agreements signed during the visit by the heads of the two states, it is planned to jointly organise cultural and educational events and exhibitions. In particular, in 2021, it is planned to hold an exhibition “Civilisation and Culture on the Great Silk Road”, in the Louvre Museum.

Specialists of Uzbekistan and France have been cooperating for many years in the field of history, archaeology, urban planning, development of cultural dialogue, activities of museums and restoration.

Preparation for an exhibition on the history, stages, the chronology of the development of civilisation on the Great Silk Road is a responsible and complex process that requires a deeply scientific approach.

More than 300 exhibits have been selected for the exhibition, which will demonstrate a very interesting and diverse historical stage of civilisation, and 200 of them will be exhibits of Uzbekistan museums.