Wednesday 25 May 2022
“Russia in the South Seas. Practice in Preserving Historical, Cultural, and Scientific Heritage
On the 25th of May 2022, the conference “Practice in Preserving Historical, Cultural, and Scientific Heritage” concerning relations between Russia and Indonesia was held. The event completed a cycle of international scientific online conferences within the framework of the project "Russia in the South Seas" implemented by the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation for the Preservation of Ethnocultural Heritage and the Institute of Oriental Studies (the Russian Academy of Sciences) with the assistance of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.
The project purpose was enhancing scientific, cultural, and humanitarian relations and developing intercultural dialogue with the South Pacific countries. The conference was opened by its moderator Nickolay Miklouho-Maclay, the Founder and Director of the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation, the Head of the Center for South Pacific Studies, research fellow at the Center for Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania of the Institute of Oriental Studies (the Russian Academy of Sciences), President of the Association of the South Pacific Researchers. In his speech he noted that there was great interest in the conference, and more than 150 people from 5 countries (Russia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan) registered for participation.
Minister Counselor Oleg Kopylov on behalf of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Indonesia addressed the event participants. He noted that every year the foundation for cooperation between Russia and Indonesia got stronger. Then Mr. Kopylov added that an important element of interaction were cultural and humanitarian ties, a significant contribution to which was being made by the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation, generating new projects and contributing to building relations with countries of the South Pacific. The project supported by the Embassy had produced significant results on many fronts. The Governor of Papua Province made a visit in 2022 to the Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum to conclude a strategic partnership agreement.
Project webpage: https://mikluho-maclay.org/en/russia-in-the-south-seas/
The project “Russia in the South Seas” was implemented by the following organizations: Center for South Pacific Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies (the Russian Academy of Sciences), the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation, the Association of the South Pacific Researchers with the support of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rossotrudnichestvo, the Committee for External Relations of Saint-Petersburg.
Video of the conferences within the project. "Russia in the South Seas": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt-xa71vKM4
Source: ИВ РАН