July 25, 2013

9.30 – 10.30 Formal opening of the symposium
Welcoming remarks by public officials 

10.30 – 12.30 Symposium session 

Professor Lokesh Chandra (India, Delhi)
"Buddhist art: internalization and innovation" 

Robert Beer (Great Britain, Oxford)
“Contemporary Newari art of the Kathmandu Valley: influences and innovations” 

Olga Urozhenko (Russia, Ekaterinburg; Ural Federal University)
“The search for a new identity in contemporary Buddhist art images: through innovations to tradition” 

Doctor Margarita Albedil (Russia, St. Petersburg; Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
“Buddhist art: on the nature of perception” 

12.30 – 13.20 Discussion 

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch 

15.00 – 17.30 Symposium session 

Aryuna Balzhurova (Russia, Ulan-Ude; National Museum of the Republic of Buriatia)
“The ‘canon’ and the ‘lubok’ in Buryat thangka-painting” 

Yulia Elikhina (Russia, St. Petersburg; State Hermitage)
“Some works of contemporary Buddhist art in the Hermitage collection” 

Viktoria Demenova (Russia, Ekaterinburg; Ural Federal University)
“Thangkas by contemporary Buddhist master Pahmetov A.G: from new technologies to new imagery” 

Doctor Barry Kerzin (USA)
“New technologies and techniques in the creation of contemporary Buddhist art works” 

17.30 – 18.30 Discussion 

July 26, 2013

10.00 – 12.30 Symposium session 

Professor Nirmala Sharma (India, Delhi; International Academy of Indian Culture)
“Restoration of Buddhist art and practices in India” 

Robert Beer (Great Britain; Oxford)
“Iconography of the frescoes of the Mindrolling Stupa in Dehradun, India” 

Ludmila Milanova Klasanova (Bulgaria, Sofia; University of Sofia)
“Traditions and novations in the creation of Tibetan thangka paintings” 

Svetlana Bardaleeva (Russia, Ulan-Ude; National Museum of the Republic of Buriatia)
“Traditions of the school of S.-Ts. Tsybikov and their influence on contemporary masters” 

12.30 – 13.20 Discussion 

15.00 – 16.00 Discussion; passing the symposium resolution 

16.10 – 17.00 Press conference