Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange  supports the development of the portal – November 2019

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) awarded funding to the “3D Digital Silk Road” project. The project applicant is the Lublin University of Technology and Partners: 4 universities from Uzbekistan: Samarkand State University, National University of Uzbekistan, Chirchik State Pedagogical Institute, Urgench State University. Duration of implementation:     01/10/2019 – 30/09/2021.

The aim of the project is to carry out scientific and research work in the field of digitization of the cultural monuments of the Silk Road in Uzbekistan during scientific expeditions by LUT specialists in cooperation with partners from Uzbekistan and to disseminate research results through: international scientific conferences, practical training, monographs, and the online portal

Main project tasks are the following:

  1. Organization of 4 research expeditions to the 4 cities of Uzbekistan for 3D scanning of cultural monuments.
  2. Processing of acquired data, preparation of digital panoramas and 3D models and placing them on the website.
  3. Organization of the 2 international conferences (one in Poland, second in Uzbekistan).
  4. Organization of 2 photographic exhibitions in Poland.
  5. Training of scientific staff from Uzbekistan universities in the field of 3D technology applications in museology (2 trainings in Poland).
  6. Preparation and publication of a joint scientific monograph in Poland.

Maintenance and development of the portal in three languages: English, Uzbek and Russian.               News, announcements, cultural life of Uzbekistan      12.06.2019 

In Samarkand there was a presentation of Jin Akino’s photo album

In the gallery of Tillya-Kari madrassah of the Registan ensemble there was a presentation of a new photo album «Uzbekistan: moments of traditional culture» by the Japanese master of photography Jin Akino. Museum workers, artists, journalists, local history experts, employees of the Department of Tourism and representatives of public organisations came to the meeting with the guest from the Land of the Rising Sun. The event was held as part of the «Samarqandiana» encyclopedic project to mark the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures. From the pages of his photo album, Jin Akino invites readers to a dialogue through a small epigraph: «History, tradition and our daily lives are a series of unique moments that often pass us by, erased from memory… Just think about how many of these moments are irrevocably lost for us?».


International Scientific Conference ”IT in Cultural Heritage Management” (IT-CHM’2019) – May 22, 2019

Call for papers and participants

On May 22, 2019, the Registan Ensemble (Samarkand, Uzbekistan) will host the International Scientific Conference “Information Technology in Cultural Heritage Management / IT in Cultural Heritage Management” (IT-CHM’2019). The conference is organised by the Institute of Computer Science of the Lublin University of Technology, (Lublin, Poland), Samarkand State University (Samarkand, Uzbekistan), Registan Ensemble (Samarkand, Uzbekistan), and International Institute for Central Asian Studies UNESCO (Samarkand, Uzbekistan).

The conference will present the possibilities of using information technology in management in museum units and cultural heritage.

The participation is free of charge (and includes free enter to Registan) . We invite everyone, after registration via e-mail.


Place:  Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Registan Ensemble, Ulugh Beg Madrasah

Contact persons:

Dr. Marek Milosz,

Prof. Jerzy Montusiewicz,

Rahim Kayumov,

Behruz Marufi,

Dr. Muhtor Nasirov,


Information for the authors of the presentations:
The texts of the papers delivered to us will be published as articles in the reviewed post-conference monograph at the Lublin University of Technology.
The monograph will appear in English. Texts may be sent in English, but in any case please provide also the original versions which will be translated and edited by the publisher. The articles should have around 6 pages plus figures and photos.

The texts should be sent to: until July 31, 2019.

Conference Program


Conference poster:

Poster - full size

High quality (7 MB)