The Institute of Archaeology named after A.H. Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences participated in the opening of the ASHIN educational project

On December 21-22, 2022 the Kazan Technical School of Folk-Art Crafts hosted advanced training courses “Decorative and applied art of the Tatar people: history and modernity” within the framework of the educational project “ASHIN” on popularization cultural and historical heritage among preschool and school age children. The project partners were the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan, GBU “Tatkultresurscenter”, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University and the Institute of Archeology named after A.H.Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences.

The opening ceremony was addressed by the Director of the GBU “Tatkultresurscenter” A.R. Miftakhova and the project supervisor, author of the idea, editor-in-chief of the almanac “Ashin”, Director of the Institute of Archaeology named after A.H.Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor A.G. Sitdikov.

The idea of popularization of the historical and cultural heritage of the peoples living on the territory of Tatarstan has been formed for several years. Thanks to the extensive celebrations of the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria, this idea was realized by the common efforts of a large team of representatives of science, culture and art.

The different directions of the project are united by the idea of respect for different cultures connected by common origin, language or territory of residence. The project is intended not only to tell about scientific discoveries in a simple way, but also to contribute to even greater rapprochement of peoples through knowledge and understanding of historical and cultural heritage.

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