Regional Co-operation for Cultural Heritage Development
რეგიონალური თანამშრომლობა კულტურული მემკვიდრეობის განვითარებისათვის
Տարածաշրջանային համագործակցություն հանուն մշակութային ժառանգության զարգացման
Національна політика щодо культурної спадщини
Mədəni irsin inkişaf Etdimilməsi üçün regional əməkdaşlıq
Рэгіянальнае супрацоўніцтва ў мэтах развіцця культурнай спадчыны
E- Journal №4
Dear Colleagues,

ICOMOS Georgia and its partners – ICOMOS Armenia, Ltd. Architectura I Prestizh (Ukraine) and Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage – are pleased to announce that, although it took us quite long, but, finally, issue 4 of the regional e-magazine Heritage Conservation. Regional Network Journal, established within the EU funded project Regional Co-operation for Cultural Heritage Development, is now available online.

Issue 4 of our e-magazine is prevailed by the articles focused on the urban and architectural heritage conservation issues, showing that there are common acute problems requiring further discussion and analysis. Problems of the Kiev heritage preservation in the wider context of the cultural heritage protection in the ex-Soviet and Eastern European countries are touched upon by Dr. Olena Oliynyk (Ukraine), while a pilot project proposal for the development of Avlevi lane is presented by a group of authors – Dr. D. Tumanishvili, G. Kighuradze, N. Chitishvili, T. Khosroshvili, N. Natsvlishvili (Georgia). Problems of renovation of “Yerevan” hotel are analysed by Dr. Nune Chilingaryan (Armenia) and reconstruction of the historical Garni bridge with problems linked with it are discussed by Yeva Sargsyan (Armenia). Continuing the topic presented by our Moldavian colleague in the previous issue, museification of the Bender Fortress as a tool for its protection is discussed by a group of authors – Dr. Eugen Sava, Dr. Ion Tentiuc, Dr. Ana Boldureanu (Moldova).
We would like to thank the authors for their contribution and co-operation.

Dr. Marine Kenia
Urban Heritage
Состояние культурного наследия в странах Восточной Европы и бывшего СССР
Развитие городов с учетом исторического наследия – одна из наиболее актуальных тем современного градостроительства. Не секрет, что историческая память становится уязвимым местом человечества. В связи с бурным развитием городов и политическими изменениями происходит постоянное уменьшение числа памятников и изменение облика городов.
On the Rehabilitation of the Dwellings No 20 and No 22, Nino and Ilia Nakashidze Lane
An area under study is bordered by Nino and Ilia Nakashidze Lane, Nino and Ilia Nakashidze and Ietim Gurji Streets where fourteen dwellings stand. Most of them are built during the nineteenth century, although only three of them are listed. Several houses are built in 1980s and 2000s. A micro-quarter is situated in the middle of Zemo (Upper) Kala Quarter and mainly has a residential function.
(See in Georgian)
Architectural Heritage
“Yerevan” Hotel: Problems of Renovation of One of the Symbolic Buildings of the Capital
The best examples of architecture built in multiple styles and geographical zones, have the features that unify them all: charged with the magnetism of the master-architect’s talent, they become the nucleus of great events enticing heroes of their time and ultimately absorbing the spirit and drama of their epoch.
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History or Imitation of History: the Reconstruction of the Bridge of Garni
In 2006 the Ministry of Culture undertook the reconstruction work of the bridge of Garni. The purpose was to reinforce the bridge and return its original feature by means of certain reconstruction. But defining what its original feature was and how the bridge should be reconstructed has turned into a matter of debate.
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On the Future of the Tighina/Bender Fortress – One of the most enigmatic medieval Bastions in the Prut-Dniester region
The Tighina/Bender Fortress is one of the largest medieval bastions in the Prut-Dniester region. It is, however, one of the lesser-known fortifications that has not been studied systematically. The Tighina/Bender fortress, together with others situated on the right bank of the Dniester River – the fortresses of Hotin, Soroca, Old Orhei (Orheiul Vechi), and Cetatea Alba (Akkerman), formed an effective defensive system that protected the borders of the Moldavian Principality.
(See in Romanian)
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