AKIPRESS.COM - The U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic held the opening ceremony of a project to conserve the historic Burana Tower, joined by representatives from the Presidential Administration, Cabinet of Ministers, and Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic; the Ministry of Culture, Information, Sports and Youth Policy; the National Commission for UNESCO; and the Burana Tower Museum-Complex.
The project, “Protection of the 11th Century Burana Tower in Kyrgyzstan against Anthropogenic and Seismic Threats” features more than $200,000 in funding from the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).
The Public Union Center for Museum Initiatives, led by Director Cholpon Turdalieva, will implement the project in collaboration with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Culture, U.S. experts from the International Monument Fund and local experts from Central Asia.
Experts will restore the damaged roof of Burana Tower with waterproof material and protect its walls against earthquakes through applied anti-seismic techniques.
The project will also include workshops and master classes for the Ministry of Culture and Burana Tower Museum-Complex staff, curators, and restorers.
A digital media campaign will promote the Burana Tower’s significance as a cultural landmark, raising awareness to attract more visitors.