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 Two arts academies to be established in Saudi Arabia

Two arts academies to be established in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia will set up arts academies, including two in the next two years, offering a step toward academic qualification and enlarging the Kingdom’s footprint in heritage, arts and crafts, and music. The initiative is part of …

Restoration of ancient Palmyra bas-reliefs begins in Damascus

Restoration of ancient Palmyra bas-reliefs begins in Damascus

Experts from the National Museum of Damascus have begun restoration of ancient Palmyra bas-reliefs, partially destroyed by the militants of the ISIS terrorist organization (outlawed in Russia), the museum’s director Oman …

Hyrcanian Forests inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Hyrcanian Forests inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Iran's Hyrcanian Forests were inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Baku, the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reported. Hyrcanian Forests form a …

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to get 3 mln euro from EU

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to get 3 mln euro from EU

Egypt launched a revamp of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, promising to preserve and enhance the storied site even as it loses its most famous collection. It will soon lose some of the treasure from King …

Azerbaijani designer to present collection in Uzbekistan

Azerbaijani designer to present collection in Uzbekistan

Famous Azerbaijani designer Gulnara Khalilova will present her collection dedicated to Novruz spring festival in Uzbekistan. The head of the Center of National Costumes will showcase her collection at the 2nd …

Eurovision ticket sales halted due to irregularities

Eurovision ticket sales halted due to irregularities

Just three days after they went on sale, the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation (KAN) halted the purchase of tickets for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest due to suspected irregularities.  Public broadcaster cites concerns over …

2019 proclaimed as year of Nasimi in Turkic world

2019 proclaimed as year of Nasimi in Turkic world

TURKSOY Permanent Council of Culture Ministers has proclaimed 2019 as the year of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Imadeddin Nasimi as well as the great Turkish poet Aşık Veysel. The corresponding …

Kazakh film among Oscar contenders

Kazakh film among Oscar contenders

The Kazakh film Ayka has been shortlisted together with eight other films for the 2019 Oscar for best foreign-language motion picture. The film by Kazakh director Sergei Dvortsevoy is about the ordeals of an …

Sergei Parajanov’s exhibition opens in Istanbul

Sergei Parajanov’s exhibition opens in Istanbul

The exhibition of works by the famous film director and artist Sergei Parajanov "Parajanov. With Sarkis" opened in Istanbul. The event is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the birth of the master. According to the …

Event dedicated to Tajik culture held in Baku

Event dedicated to Tajik culture held in Baku

An event dedicated to Tajik culture, organized by Tajikistan’s embassy in Azerbaijan, was held in Baku on October 30. Welcoming the guests, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Azerbaijan Rustam Soli stressed the diversity …

Azerbaijan to host Days of Iranian culture

Azerbaijan to host Days of Iranian culture

Days of Iranian Culture will be held in Baku on June 27 - July 1. The concerts with participation of Iranian figures of arts, exhibitions, screening films and theatrical performances are planned to be held as part of the event. In …

Saudi Arabia to open 100 theaters by 2030

Saudi Arabia to open 100 theaters by 2030

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., controlled by China’s Dalian Wanda, was granted the first cinema license in Saudi Arabia and plans to open 100 theaters with the country’s Public Investment Fund. AMC, the world’s …

Georgian cinema comes to Fajr festival in Tehran with 6 films

Georgian cinema comes to Fajr festival in Tehran with 6 films

Six Georgian films have been selected to be featured at the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival, all of which are from 2016-2017. The 36th Fajr International Film Festival will screen movies from 12 countries in Eastern …

Turkey and China to cooperate in culture sphere

Turkey and China to cooperate in culture sphere

Turkey has ratified an agreement with China to open a cultural center in this country, the Turkish official newspaper Resmi Gazete reported. In turn, the Chinese cultural center will open in Turkey. The document also envisages …