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Uktamali Ravshanov

Uktamali Ravshanov

Bukhara State Museum Reserve

Head of History Department

Country: Uzbekistan

ITP Year: 2021


Uktamali is the Head of the Department of History at the Bukhara State Museum Reserve, and is responsible for the day to day management of the museum and monitoring of the collection. His role involves the development of concepts for new exhibitions, most recently one of Islamic calligraphy from the museum’s collection in storage. He also works on scientific reports of the collections and object inventories.

Uktamali also delivers lectures in higher education institutions about the museum and its collections, and reports on the subject on TV and radio. His research interests include the production of Muslim papers, the collections of the Bukhara emirs, ethnographic photographs and the study of materials related to Central Asia. Professionally he is focused on exhibitions and calligraphy and is currently conducting research on the topic of Bukhara museums as a source of studying the history of local Iranians.

His personal interests include history and architecture books, walking, birds, painting and photography.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme, Uktamali was based in the Department of Middle East and spent his partner placement at The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire and Nottingham University Museum.

In 2021 participants were asked to plan and propose a temporary exhibition on the theme of journeys, drawing on their existing museum experience and the skills learnt during the programme. Uktamali worked with Meropi Ziogana (Greece) and Salah Salimi (Iraq) on his Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled Message not in a bottle: Coins as markers of a lifelong journey.

Uktamali’s place on the ITP was generously supported by the Thriplow Charitable Trust

ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 10 (2023) Participation in the international exhibitions of the Bukhara Museum