ICOMOS gives positive evaluation to Gelati Monastery restoration works
ICOMOS gives positive evaluation to Gelati Monastery restoration works

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) gave a positive evaluation to preservation and restoration works at the Gelati Monastery Complex carried out by the international experts under the invitation of the Georgian Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs.

Culture Minister Tea Tsulukiani spoke about the details during the news briefing on Thursday. The Minister said the group, established under the aegis of UNESCO in 2021, aims to correct the misdoings and faults made during the rehabilitation works in 2008-2020.

Tsulukiani added the experts agreed with the report published earlier by the UNESCO. The group of Italian experts visited Georgia in November 2021.

Inappropriate restoration practices have led to conservation challenges at the Gelati Monastery, reads the 44th session report of the World Heritage Committee at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) published in August, 2021.

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