A photo exhibition dedicated to the history and culture of Uzbekistan opened in Warsaw.
A photo exhibition of the famous Polish traveler, ethnographer, and local historian Leon Barshchevsky, dedicated to Uzbekistan’s culture and history at the end of the 19th century, opened in Warsaw on 19 January and will last through 20 February.
The exhibition was organized by the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Poland in collaboration with the city library named after Zygmunt Jan Rumla and the great-grandson and owner of the archive of Leon Barshchevsky Igor Stroetsky.
The author of the photo exhibition lived in Uzbekistan, Samarkand for 21 years, starting from 1876. Leon Barshchevsky left a heritage of more than 3 thousand photographs reflecting the traditions and customs of the Uzbek people, and historical events of that time.
The exhibition is aimed at introducing the rich history and culture of Uzbekistan to the local audience, demonstrating the traditions of Uzbek people, Uzbek folk arts, and tourism potential of the country.
The management and employees of cultural centers in Warsaw, the local city museum, cultural and art historians, famous Polish masters of applied art, local mass media representatives participated in the opening ceremony, as well as the other residents.
Besides the historical events reflected in the illustrations presented at the exhibition, the participants were also informed about the modern development of Uzbekistan today, the tourism opportunities and attractions, such as the ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.
During the round table dedicated to the topic “Uzbekistan yesterday and today”, which was held as a part of the event, videos demonstrating the cities of Uzbekistan, and historical and architectural monuments of Uzbekistan were presented to the participants.
The colorful photo exhibition drew the attention of art historians, museum workers, and fans of Uzbek national art, who attended the event.
The photo exhibition will last through 20 February and is a great tool to familiarize people with Uzbek history and culture, thus raising interest among locals to travel to Uzbekistan for its historical and cultural heritage.