Shakhboz MUSTAFAYEV

Tashkent Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering, CAAL technical specialist for the Institute of Art Studies, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan team Shahboz’s work for the Tashkent Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering and involvement with CAAL has centred on the digitising process and editing the metadata. After completing his undergraduate and graduate studies at the National Institute of Arts and Design named after Kamaliddin Behzod in the restoration of décor and applied art of architectural monuments he has been conducting doctoral research on theory and history of architecture:… Read More

Victoria SLUKA

ucl, research assistant Victoria’s doctoral research focuses on carpets, specifically pile textile technology and how small changes, artisan idiosyncrasies and social constraints affect the structure and design of a finished textile. Statistical photo filtering and 3D modelling enables examination of the distribution of variations and errors thereby creating a better understanding of the wider technological and social context in which individual artisans created their works. This unique research aims to draw new conclusions about technological evolution, transmission and social settings of the weavers. Victoria’s interest in Central Asian textiles comes from a… Read More

Denis SOROKIN

archaeological expertise, specialist and Caal team leader Denis is currently head of department of documentation at AE. His MA in architecture is only one indication of his penchant for solving complex problems. He applies this curiosity and logic to archaeological expeditions and documentation of archaeological landscapes including those at Otrar, Shymkent, Ablaykit, Shilikty valley. He has wide expertise in applying geodesy, GIS, GPR and 3D documentation to impact assessments; monitoring and evaluation of heritage sites. Creating virtual museums and interactive maps (Kyzyloda Oblast) allows his work to engage with the general public… Read More