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Parallel Traces

11 March, 2021
On March 11, 2021, the Tbilisi Museum of Contemporary Art (MoMa Tbilisi) hosted the exhibition "Parallel Traces", organized by the "Israeli House".
The exhibition is a project of the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ), created in cooperation with the European Union under the Creative Europe program.
AEPJ is the official representative of the Council of Europe-certified European Route of Jewish Heritage and has been actively cooperating with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia for many years. The Israeli House is the managing organization of the route in Georgia.
The authors of the project “Parallel Traces” believe that raising awareness of an integral part of European history, the European Jewish heritage can be achieved through various mechanisms. In particular, there is talk of creating photographic and audiovisual works and developing a new application.
Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Serbia, Romania, Poland and Georgia are participating in the project.
The Director of the AEPJ, Victor Sorenssen and guests from five European countries visited Tbilisi for this event. The opening of the exhibition was welcomed by David Bitan, a member of the Knesset, Chairman of the Committee on Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs.
According to Itsik Moshe, the head of the Israeli House , "it is important to take care of cultural heritage and public organizations should play a special role in this matter. One of the main activities of our organization in Georgia is to promote cultural and historical values. This is especially true in a country and city with a long history, asuch as Georgia and Tbilisi, which are famous with multiculturality, including items of Jewish cultural heritage."
The Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia Natalia Voutova pointed out the role of Cultural to connect the different nationalities.
Teona Jakeli, Head of the Cultural Routes Division of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia, addressed the audience on behalf of the Ministry: "European Art, music, science and many other fields worldwide is unimaginable without the contribution of Jewish people. Same goes for Georgian history, which is best example of co-existence with Jewish people and their unique culture. We are proud that Georgia has a worthy place in the European route of Jewish heritage since 2017. The route covers 21 cities and 43 locations, where Jewish cultural heritage is shown. Jewish heritage is widely represented throughout Georgia via historical-urban landscapes, as well as architecture and marvelous museum collections, institutional support of which is in the interests of our country.”
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