The Gelati Monastery – one of the largest medieval Orthodox monasteries, also being a centre of science and education and the Academy it housed was one of the most important centres of culture in ancient Georgia. The monastery was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.
Source: Gelati Monastery – a masterpiece of Golden Age of medieval Georgia, protected by UNESCO
Photo: National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation.
Plans are in motion to ensure initial preventive work on Gelati complex, a UNESCO World Heritage monument in Georgia’s west, before the onset of precipitation during fall season, Georgia’s culture minister Thea Tsulukiani said on Friday. Tsulukiani announced the intention while speaking in the wake of the most recent developments around the monastery complex – the publication of a UNESCO World Heritage Committee document and reports by working groups studying the site and involving experts from the international body.
Source: Culture minister: plans for preventive work on Gelati monument before fall weather
Photo: National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has lamented the “fragile state of conservation” of the Gelati monument in Georgia’s west, calling on the Georgian government to implement a solution for safeguarding the monastery from precipitation via a “workable solution” and requesting international assistance for implementing measures for improving its conservation state.
Source: UNESCO World Heritage Committee laments “fragile state of conservation” of Gelati monument
Photo credit: National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia
Thea Tsulukiani, the Minister of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia, has called the 2008-2020 rehabilitation work on the roofing of the Gelati Monastery Complex in the country’s west a “big mistake” and an “experiment” that has proved “damaging” to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Source: Culture minister: 2008-2020 rehabilitation “experiment” on Gelati UNESCO World Heritage Site “big mistake”
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Professionals from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre will visit Georgia to issue recommendations on the ongoing rehabilitation of the Gelati Monastery Complex, following a fraught work on the site that resulted in damage to its newly installed roof and rainwater leaks last year.
Source: UNESCO experts to issue recommendations for Gelati monument rehabilitation
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