Sessions & Abstracts

Session 5: Museum Technologies

14.05.2019  |  Time: 08:30-10:45  |  BSU ,Bukhara  |  Building 3, room 103

Coordinator: Dr. Yael Eylat Van Essen (HIT)

 

 

Museums have undergone significant transformations in recent years in order to adapt themselves to the new realities of the 21st century. From institutions anchored in the ideological concepts of modernism, they are required to address the new political, economic, social and cultural order of the current era. Due to these transformations, their influence goes beyond their traditional role as constructors of national and collective identity and their function as institutions that impart knowledge and education. In different places around the world, museums have become a generator of urban processes as they are a major source of attraction for tourism, and function as spaces for participatory and public engagement.
Many of the changes in the nature of contemporary museums derive from the cultural changes that have taken place as a result of the digital revolution of recent decades. Assimilation of new technologies in museums succeeds, in many cases, in making the museums accessible to populations who previously had no interest in visiting the museum, in deepening the learning process taking place within it, connecting between the museum and the local population and exposing the museum treasures and activities to populations that cannot physically reach the museum. But the use of news technologies might also “flatten” the museum experience and lead to the "Disneyfication" of the museum's institution. By relating to various case studies, this panel will examine the implications of the use of new technologies on the museum.
The planned session will last 3 hours and will include an hour-long introductory lecture by Dr. Yael Eylat Van Essen and six lectures (20 minutes each) by professionals from the field of Museology from the University of Samarkand.

 

 

Museums and Technology: Redesigning the Museum – Dr. Yael Eylat Van-Essen


Abstract

In the main lecture on the panel, Dr. Eylat Van Essen will review the major changes that have taken place in the field of museology in recent decades and their implications on the cultural and conceptual role of the museum. In this context, she will examine contemporary trends in museums design today, in light of the use of new technologies both in regards to the museum’s display as well as in regards to its operational infrastructures.

 

 

The application of information technology in the museums of Samarkand state university – Rakhim Kayumov


Abstract

TBD.

 

 

Portal "3D. Museums of Samarkand. Virtual tour" – Ravshan Amirov


Abstract

TBD.

 

 

The application of information technology in the ensemble Registan – Bekhruz Marufiy


Abstract

TBD.

 

 

The virtual museum of Mirzo Ulugbek – Honkul Samarov


Abstract

The use of information technology in museum business gives great opportunities for museum workers to promote their work and develop museum business in a region or in a certain space. A lot is being done in this direction in the world, as is customary, says the XXI century, is the century of information technology in all directions. Of course, we still can not, says that we make maximum use of all the possibilities of information technology, but there are first results and an achievement that we have achieved. This is our brief information.
The Mirzo Ulugbek Museum was organized in 1965 in honor of 550 years since the birth of the great scientist next to the remains of the Samarkand Observatory, which was built on the orders of Mirzo Ulugbek in 1428.
It was here that the medieval scholars at the head of Mirzo Ulugbek observed the stars, as a result of which a new table of stars was created by Mirzo Ulugbek or the book "Jadji Jadidi Kuragoni". In this book, the coordinates of 1018 stars are given, which for more than 30 years have collected Samarkand teachings. Thanks to this scientific work, Mirzo Ulugbek became famous as an outstanding astronomer scientist, although he has several other scientific works.
In 1908, after a long search and examination of documents, the Samarkand observatory was found by a Samarkand orientalist scholar Vasiliy Lavrentevich Vyatkin. It was a very big discovery for the history of science and culture of the peoples of Central Asia. The study of the remnants of the observatory by scientists continues to this day. After the opening of the museum of Mirzo Ulugbek in 1965, there were a lot of domestic and foreign visitors. The exposition of the museum is constantly updated in the spirit of the time.
After the opening of the new museum, the museum used the latest information technology and equipment, where there was a lot of material about the life and work of the great ruler and scholar.
The interest in the new museum exposition of Mirzo Ulugbek is very high both among tourists coming to Samarkand all over the world and among citizens of Uzbekistan. But not everyone can visit the museum. The population of Uzbekistan today is about 31.5 million people, of which more than 40% are young people under 30. These are mainly students of schools, lyceum students, colleges and universities of the republic. The museum of Mirzo Ulugbek is annually visited by about 120 thousand students and schoolchildren. This is compared with the total number of residents goes 1% can get into the museum and get acquainted with its exposure.
Therefore, the management of the museum-reserve together with the museum staff Mirzo Ulugbek developed a project to create the museum website Mirzo Ulugbek and a documentary film about the museum and submitted for a grant competition which at the beginning of 2011 announced the Center Laboratory Desht-i-Art.
After the first round, the grant commission supported the project and missed the next stage of the competition, after which serious preparations began for its creation
The idea of creating a virtual museum appeared in time for 2 rounds of a training seminar which in April 2011 in the city of Samarkand was organized by the Desht-i-Art Laboratory Center. After a long discussion and proposal within the project, the idea of creating a “Virtual Museum of Mirzo Ulugbek” appeared and it was posted on the museum’s website for the general public. This project was supported and funded by the Desht-i-Art Laboratory Center with the support of the Khivos Foundation (the Netherlands), i.e. on grants to these organizations.
On the eve of the Independence Day holiday of the Republic of Uzbekistan in August 2012, the work on the creation of the “Virtual Museum of Mirzo Ulugbek” was completed and posted on the museum website at www.ulugbekobservatory.parusinfo.com.
Now there is such an opportunity for everyone sitting at a computer to go to the museum’s website to familiarize themselves with the museum’s exposition, the history of the period of Mirzo Ulugbek’s reign, the activities of the Samarkand Observatory that was built by the Mirzo Ulugbek HU century, where the astronomical table of the great scientist Ziji Jadidi Kuragoni was created.
Such a virtual museum in the format of a 3D program was created for the first time among the museums of Uzbekistan.
After the creation of the website of the museum Mirzo Ulugbek and the placement of a virtual tour of the museum there, the number of visitors to the museum from among the youth has increased dramatically by 50%, and the number of visitors to the site has reached 250-300 thousand per year.
After our virtual museum in the republic, various museums began the creation of their own virtual museums and excursions around the exhibition halls of museums.

 

 

Afrasiyab's mural multimedia program – Samariddin Mustafakulov


Abstract

TBD.

 

 

The use of information technology in the study and preservation of the manuscript fund IRTS SamSU – Muhammadikhon Buzrukov


Abstract

TBD.