The project “Support for documentation standards and procedures of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination in Central Asia”, funded with the generous support of the government of Japan through the UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust, was carried out from February 2011 to February 2015.
The Central Asian Silk Roads were an essential component of the Silk Roads network from the 2nd century B.C. to the end of the 16th century B.C., facilitating cultural, religious and economic exchange between civilizations and leading to significant advances in urban planning, architecture, monumental art, science, technology and craftsmanship. This project aimed to enable Central Asian Republics (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) to independently undertake documentation of this cultural heritage, through capacity building, technical transfer and basic framework building in the field of documentation of cultural heritage, providing a basis for the on-going procedure for the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination.
World Heritage Centre and UNESCO field offices in Central Asia
Donor country: Government of Japan
Total project cost: 985,073 USD (including 13% support costs)