The staff of the State Museum of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan on January 23 met experts from the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, who arrived in the country for a complete study of the head fragment of the Buddhist stupa, created in the V century. This is reported on the official website of the State Museum (museum.gov.tm).
Professionals from the Getty Museum were winners of the U.S. Cultural Heritage Ambassadors Fund program.
A fragment of the head of a Buddhist stupa found in Merv will be studied by experts using a 3D scanner and other modern equipment. During the visit, they will exchange views with their Turkmen colleagues, discuss the upcoming restoration of the valuable archaeological find, and give master classes for students.
Experts from the American museum will stay in Turkmenistan until January 28 inclusive.