Signing of Cultural Cooperation Agreement with the Republic of Khakassia and the opening of the exhibition "Eurasia: space of time and life"
On July 1, 2014 at the IV International Forum «Historico-Cultural Heritage As a Source Of Socio-Cultural Development» (Abakan, Khakassia) the Agreement on Cultural Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Khakassia and MAE was signed by the Head of the Republic of Khakassia Viktor Zimin and Deputy Director of MAE RAS Prof. Efim Rezvan. The agreement opens new possibilities for broad scientific collaboration and cooperation in the field of museology, as well as in the conservation, study and promotion of cultural and historical heritage. On the same day the opening ceremony of the exhibition "Eurasia: the space and time of life" took place. The exhibision is based on photographs of Stepan D. Mainagashev (1886—1920), the creator Khakassian writing and talented ethnographer, turkologist and public figure. Photographs, which together form an encyclopedia of traditional Khakassian culture, became the result of Mainagashev expeditions to Minusinsk and Achinsk districs of Yenisei province with the goal to collect historical and ethnographic, linguistic and anthropological materials. The expeditions were realized in 1913—1914 years with the assistance of the MAE. Pictures and negatives by Stepan D. Mainagashev (now MAE photographic collections Nos 2181, 2287, 2410) are the most significant part of the author's photographs fund on life and manners of Khakassia kept in the MAE. The exhibition "Eurasia: the space and time of life" was organized by Leonid Kyzlasov Khakassian national museum of local history with the assistance of MAE RAS. It is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the ethnographic expedition Stepan Dmitrievich Mainagashev.
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