Heritage of the Great Steppe: Exhibition of Masterpieces of Jewelry Art from Kazakhstan Opens in Shaanxi History Museum
2018 marks the 26th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Kazakhstan. In order to promote and expand the cultural exchanges between China and Kazakhstan, and respond to the "Belt and Road Initiative", Heritage of the Great Steppe: Exhibition of Masterpieces of Jewelry Art was held in the National Museum of Shaanxi History on July 12, 2018, which was hosted by the Shaanxi Provincial Administration of Cultural Heritage and the Kazakhstan Ministry of Culture and Sports, co-organized by the National Museum of Shaanxi History (Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Promotion Center) and the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and supported by the IICC-X.
Shakhrat Nuryshev, Kazakh Ambassador to China, Amangeldy Daurenbayev and Murat Temirzhanov, members of the Kazakh Parliament, Abbey Kalimtayevich, Deputy Director of the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Lu Zhiyuan, Vice Governor of Shaanxi Province, Hu Bing, Deputy Director of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage of China, Xie Bing, Office Chief of the State Cultural Heritage Administration and Director of the Liaison Division of Foreign Affairs, Luo Wenli, Director of the Shaanxi Provincial Administration of Cultural Heritage, Li Yuan, Deputy Mayor of Xi'an Municipal People's Government, Qian Jikui, Deputy Director of the Shaanxi Provincial Administration of Cultural Heritage, Qiang Yue, Director of the National Museum of Shaanxi History attended the opening ceremony and enjoyed the exhibition.
The exhibition is part of the "Golden Man World Tour" international exhibition project of the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The exhibition has showcased a total of 370 exhibits of 119 types, which are mainly the jewelry artworks from the early Iron Age to the Middle Ages. They are all cultural relics or their replicas from the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan which were unearthed from Issyk-Kul Tombs in Kazakhstan. The materials of the exhibits include gold, silver, silk, leather, turquoise, glass and so on, which has shown visitors the unique traditional culture and craft arts of the Eurasian grassland nomads. The Scythian "Golden Man", the most valuable cultural relic in the exhibition, is one of the most important relics of Scythians, and has become the "national treasure" of Kazakhstan after its founding.
The exhibition will remain on display until September 12.