International Conference “Georgian Cultural Heritage – Abkhazeti and Shida Kartli” been held on February 3, 2009 at TBC Head office Exhibition hall.

Maka Dvalishvili:
Head of ISGA Board of Directors

“The conference focuses on historical and cultural issues of two regions of Georgia. We used the traditional regional names of Abkhazeti, rather than Abkhazia, the modern Russian translation of it, and Shida (inner) Kartli – the part of which during the period of the Soviet Union was framed by the boundaries of the South
Ossetian Autonomous District” Georgian leading scientists presented
8 papers concerning the history, cultural heritage and anthropology of these regions. See the  Programme for details.

The conference was the part of the wider project which aimed the raising of awareness of target as well as emphasizing the unity of history and culture of different regions of Georgia. Another activity of the project had been set up of traveling exhibition “Georgian Cultural Heritage – Abkhazeti and Shida Kartli”. follow the link for exhibition details.

The project had been implemented by the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, Monument Protection and Sport of Georgia; the National Agency of Cultural Heritage preservation; Georgian Arts & Culture Center.