Kazakhstan's Crafts and Creative Economy

Kazakhstan’s Crafts and Creative Economy

This book compiles the proceedings of the first international scholarly symposium on Kazakhstan's Crafts and Creative Economy, held in Washington, DC, on October 4, 2019.The event was co-organized by the Kasteyev State Museum of Arts (Almaty, Kazakhstan) and the Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C., USA), and brought together researchers from both institutions. The symposium was held at the National Building Museum, during the annual Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show, at which members of the Union of Artisans of Kazakhstan displayed their Kazakh craft works with substantial press coverage and critical acclaim. Publication of reports was sponsored by LLP "ArenaS".