2016 year - The Year of Respect for Heritage, Reformation of Motherland



Currently, the activities of the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan are aimed at the achievement of goals in accordance with the State Program for the development of cultural sphere in Turkmenistan for 2012-2016, which has a conceptual meaning for the formation of favorable cultural environment, which, in turn, will help to reveal the cultural and spiritual potential of every person, people and the country as a whole. 

The state cultural policy will be implemented through popularization activities, various activities of international level. In 2012, a whole range of remarkable events took place in public life of Turkmenistan. There were cultural activities on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations of Turkmenistan with the People’s Republic of China, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Korea, Ukraine, Belarus, and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Days of Culture of Islamic Republic of Iran, Belarus, Tatarstan, Turkey in Turkmenistan were held during this period. Days of Turkmen Culture were successfully held in Vienna, the capital of Austria and in Astrakhan, Russian Federation. These are only few remarkable events. Days of Turkmen Cinema took place in Uzbekistan. In the framework of the cultural events the city of Mary was announced as the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2015. On this occasion, the scientific conference “Ancient Merv is a Center of the World Civilization” and the concert of popular singers from many states were organized. Among recent events, the concert of the culture and art masters of Turkmenistan in Izmir city during the working visit of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the Turkish Republic is worth noting.

Consistent work is being conducted to enlarge the spectrum, improve the quality of the cultural services, widen the coverage over the population, renew the repertoire of the creative collectives, recover museum and library funds and coordinate the activities of the cultural institutions. As of today, there are 11 state theatres, 31 state museums. There are 667 houses of culture in the provinces. Their activities are renewed with new forms and methods. 

In particular, special groups were created to render assistance in organizational matters. These groups are designed to ensure the effective work of these institutions and raise professional level of the personnel. This is especially topical on the regional level. These groups visit regions and analyze the work in the cultural sphere. They arrange seminars, give consultations and provide assistance. Pointing to the certain dynamics of cultural processes in the country and a range of key issues that touch goals and priorities of the state policy in culture, modern image of the country in the world arena directly depends on its contribution to common culture.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017