Chynarbek ZHOLDOSHOV

Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic, CAAL TEAM LEADER

Chynarbek’s career began with a degree from the Faculty of History and Regional Studies of Kyrgyz National University J. Balasagyna where he first engaged with archaeology. While still a student, he participated in national and international scientific expeditions. After graduation he started working in museums, progressing from research fellow to deputy for science. His current position is chief specialist of Department of Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage in the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic. This allows him to pursue his passion and vision for the preservation of authentic ancient monuments and the study of material culture of the ancient peoples of Kyrgyzstan. The rock art of Saimaluu-Tash located in Toguz-Toroz district of the Jalal-Abad region are a particular favourite. Today he has authored more than 20 scientific and popular science articles and monographs. He is keenly interested in the monuments of other countries and conducting comparative analyses. Studying the regulatory legal acts in the field of historical and cultural heritage in Central Asia and other foreign countries is also crucial to how these monuments are protected and framed in the communities where they exist. His motto is ‘Everything is possible. The impossible just takes more time’.

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