Immunity of cultural heritage must be discussed on professional level

Art & Culture
2018-10-17 15:25:45

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Participants at the first conference on cultural heritage under the theme “Immunity of Mongolian cultural heritage in the wave of globalization” agreed on the importance of preserving cultural heritage, which is a key part of national independence.  The conference is being organized by the Culture and Arts Committee with the support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports (MECSS), with the aims of discussing the current state of immunity for Mongolian cultural heritage and relating urgent matters, and highlighting the focus of future policy and implementation. In comparison to other previous events, the conference is unique for comprehensively considering Mongolian cultural heritage.

Head of the Culture and Arts Committee G.Erdenebat said, “Humans began leaving their mark on the Earth 800,000 years ago. During this course of time, our ancestors have passed down a large amount of cultural heritage that they dearly protected. Our distinct cultural heritage is not only a “living archive”, where our Mongolian way of thinking, philosophy, arts, creativity, beliefs, language, culture and tradition lies, but also what gives us a sense of pride for our source of knowledge, country and culture. At this time of globalization, immunity of cultural heritage--the root of existence for Mongolians, is in need of being discussed by the government as well as experts and researchers.”

Over 250 people are attending the conference, including representatives of the government agency for culture and arts, experts from 21 aimags, directors of museums and libraries, scholars, researchers, professionals, companies and NGOs working in the sector of cultural preservation.

During the conference, a photography exhibition called “Mongolian Cultural Heritage” is on display as well as the documentary “Nomadic Mongolia 2018 Festival”. A guidance book will be published based on the discussions on the preservation, usage and development of cultural heritage, which will be later on sent to the relating organizations.