The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth of Georgia has launched an initiative to collect information on professionals of restoration and conservation of cultural heritage monuments, hoping to “revive” the tradition by creating a registry of certified craftspeople.
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A guide to the best things to do in Kutaisi, Georgia. What to do in Kutaisi with a self-guided walking tour map for independent travellers.
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.
Cultural heritage body fines, replaces contractors working on Gelati UNESCO monument rehabilitation; Agenda
The National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation has fined and replaced the company working on the ongoing rehabilitation of the Gelati Monastery Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country’s west, for failing to fix deficiencies in the work.
Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA), a local watchdog, announced on October 20 that it requested the Prosecutor’s Office to initiate probe into the damages to the Gelati Monastery complex – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, based on Articles 259 and 342 of the Criminal Code, involving damage or destruction of cultural heritage, and neglect of official duty, respectively.
Temporary roof structure over the Gelati Monastery Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Georgia’s west, will be completed before December and allow replacement of the roof structure of the monument below it, the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation said on Monday.
The National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation is working to launch prompt rehabilitation works on a section of the gate around the Gelati Monastery Complex, after its partial collapse this week.
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They failed to keep their badge of honor.
Kutaisi, Georgia can be a great base to explore the area around. Canyons, caves, monasteries and more – you can see it all as day trips from Kutaisi!
It has been said that Georgians ‘think with European minds and feel with Asian hearts’.
Georgian culture, traditions and hospitality often attract the attention of the leading international media. World-famous publications such as Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Independent, Forbes, National Geographic, Culture Trip, etc. often publish the articles about famous Georgian wine, tourist attractions, ancient traditions still preserved in Georgia’s mountains and special hospitality characteristic for the Georgian people.
This time, Forbes explores the wine regions of Georgia, which, according to the publication, “are worth the journey.”
“Along the way you’ll experience Georgia’s natural beauty, the monasteries and churches that dot the hillsides and rivers — even monasteries that make wine — and learn the ways of the Supra, a true Georgian feast,” reads the article written by Adam Morganstern, the journalist and professional photographer.
The journalist starts his journey in Georgia with one of the most distinctive and important wine regions, Kakheti, which is considered to be the hub of winemaking.
Read more from source: Forbes: Why Georgia is the next great food and wine destination
The Gelati Monastery, one of Georgia’s major cultural heritage sites, is undergoing efforts to place it among monuments enjoying tourist infrastructure and support of highest quality.
Major restoration and conservation works, ongoing for years at the UNESCO World Heritage List monument, are ensuring preservation of the building’s construction, while its surrounding area is being renovated.
The National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia today released a short video featuring the 12th century monastery under specialist work.
The state agency said groups of architects and restoration experts were involved in the years-long process supported by World Bank, the Embassy of the United States in Georgia and the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia.
Particular aspects of the work include conservation of the stone material of the main monastery, while its roof structure is also under expert attention.
The overall project for the site also includes construction of a visitor centre in the area, to be placed within the encompassing Kutaisi Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.
Read more from source: Works on Gelati Monastery bring international standards to site (VIDEO)
The Acropolis in Athens. The Great Wall in China. The Galápagos Islands in South America. What do all these destinations have in common? Well, aside from being truly iconic, they’re all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
These landmarks are all officially recognized by the United Nations, and for good reason: they’re of special cultural or physical significance. And, as you can imagine, the UNESCO list they feature on basically equates to a ton of bucket list destinations.
Luckily, there’s no need for that bucket list to get stale with the same old sights. UNESCO is always updating its list of ‘New Inscribed Properties’, and just days ago it published its official list for 2017, adding over 20 heritage treasures to it. We’re a fan of all the entries (of course) but thought we’d highlight five that are particularly worth a visit. Enjoy!
Gelati Monastery, Georgia
Discover which cultural and natural wonders made the prestigious list this year.
Each year the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization convenes to determine which sites will be granted World Heritage status in recognition of their outstanding value to humanity. Sites are carefully selected based on six cultural and four natural criteria, ranging from masterpieces of human creative genius to landscapes of exceptional natural beauty.
The 2017 selections span time, geography, and culture—a treasure trove of new destinations to add to your travel wish-list. Discover the ancient ruins, cave paintings, religious ceremonies, and wildlife oases that reveal some of the most compelling chapters of human history.
THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT
Found in northwest England, these picturesque landscapes were shaped by glaciers from the Ice Age and modern agricultural systems.
The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Krakow since 2 July, has decided to remove Georgia’s Gelati Monastery from the List of World Heritage in Danger.
A decision adopted on Sunday, introduced a major reduction in the boundaries of the Georgian site of Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1994 and on the List in Danger in 2010. The new boundaries exclude Bagrati Cathedral, which has undergone major reconstruction detrimental to its integrity and authenticity. The decision retains the Monastery of Gelati’s World Heritage standing as a site of outstanding universal value.
Founded in 1106 in the west of Georgia, the Monastery of Gelati is a masterpiece of the Golden Age of medieval Georgia, a period of political strength and economic growth between the 11th and 13th centuries. It is characterized by the facades of smoothly hewn large blocks, balanced proportions and blind arches for exterior decoration.