The Georgian Ministry of Culture got concerned about museum exhibits of Svaneti
According to one of the leaders of political association "Civil Resistance Movement" Soso Mandzhavidze, the Georgian Ministry of Culture promises to provide an alternative building for storage of national shrines and ethnographic museum exhibits in the mountainous Svaneti (Western Georgia) in a period until November 25. As reminiscent by "Georgia-News", this museum is currently being renovated.
The other day, in front of the Georgian Ministry of Culture, a protest was held. Its participants - representatives of opposition parties, NGOs and human rights activists - have tried to pay attention of the Minister of Culture of Georgia to the situation with the exhibits, which are now stored in containers and which can go bad because of the cold and rain. Protesters demanded to immediatly transport exhibits to St. Nicholas Church in the district center of Mestia, untill there will be built a special building for their storage. "The Ministry of Culture has promised that they would provide an alternative building untill the November 24-25. At the meeting, which took place after the rally, the representatives of the Ministry said that they have chosen an alternative building. At this stage the technical issues are resolved", said Mandzhavidze.
"I'll communicate with the Ministry, which will inform us about the current issues with respect to the exhibits, almost daily. I believe that the Georgian authorities have set a precedent when the government listens to its community. This is a very important issue", said Mandzhavidze.