Azerbaijani carpets from Louvre exhibition presented in Baku
The exhibition "Azerbaijan Heritage in Louvre Museum" has opened at the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum in Baku as part of the 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
Speaking with the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza, Azerbaijani Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev said that negotiations with the French side were underway for a long time. "Fortunately, business cooperation between the museums has improved. We had a long-cherished dream to collect all the historical collections relating to Azerbaijan from different museums of the world. I think that the main result of our work is that all these carpets are perceived as Azerbaijani ones, in the Louvre they are designated as Azerbaijani," the minister said.
For the first time in Azerbaijan's cultural history, three rare exhibits from the world-known Louvre Museum’s permanent exhibition will be presented in Baku from July 30 to September 30.
This exhibition in Baku marks the beginning of cooperation between the two museums, which will strengthen these ties and serve as an impetus for large-scale projects that will present samples of Azerbaijani national heritage.
This project is the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum's contribution to the implementation of the State Program for the Preservation and Development of Carpet Art in Azerbaijan for 2018–2022.
The exhibition will be co-organized by the Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture, Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, Embassy of France in Azerbaijan, the Louvre Museum, French-Azerbaijani University and Silk Way West Airlines.