Business Trip to Turkey
In 2009, from 31.08 through 11.09 to head of educational department Nestan Chkhikvadze was sent to historical Tao-Klarjeti and Cappadocia to take photos of monastic and library centres.
While in Cappadocia, it became clear, that frescos had kept early Christian symbolic (Syrian-Palestine), which was also depicted in Palestine manuscripts.
Material for the report was carried out via slide show.
Business Trip to Turkey
The head of Historical Department, Nino Kavtaria was sent to Kochi University oriental civilization research centre in 2008-2009 academic year. The research topic was studying Georgian manuscripts re-written in Antioch and Black Mountain. The research results were presented in Kochi University and in American archeological Institute in a following order: 1. Georgian Manuscripts of Black Mountain; 2. Iconography and ornamental décor in 11th century Black Mountain Georgian Manuscripts; 3. Georgian Monasteries of Turkey (middle ages): Architecture and illustrated manuscripts.
Business Trip to Belgium
In the summer of 2009, two employees of The National Centre of Manuscripts – Ketevan Bezarashvili and Tamar Otkhmezuri visited KU Leuven, Belgium. The centre has a history with the faculty of Oriental studies with this university.
This cooperation had gotten published the works of Grigol the confessor in Greek and other languages. 6 volumes of works by Grigol the confessor in Georgian translation have been published, series titled Corpus Christianorum. New volumes are awaiting their turn of publication. The aforementioned business trip was in direct contact with the publication of the new books.
While in Belgium, Ketevan Bezarashvili finished her monographic work – Theory and practices of Middle Ages rhetoric and translation in accordance to Grigol the confessor works. This piece, done in English, was passed on to the series of Corpus Christianorum.
Business Trip to France
From 07/04/07 to 19/06/09 on the basis of agreement between National Library of France and National Centre of Manuscripts, Nestan Chkhikvadze visited France to make an electronic French catalogue of 30 Georgian manuscripts preserved in the National Library of France. Each unit, which has detailed codicologic description, in addition has introduction, commentary and main bibliography. All these had one means: to popularize the results of researching Georgian historical-philological collection.
The catalogue with photos is published on the web-site of National Library: http:// archivesetmanuscrits.bnf /cdc.html