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Rae Bolotin speaking at the Powerhouse Museum
in conjunction with the AGNSW's Silk Ikats exhibition

September 2009

Cities of the Silk Road
Saturday 5 September 2009
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

11.10 – 11.50 am

Memories from Tashkent: life between two cultures in the City of Stone
Rae Bolotin

Rae Bolotin;s family moved from Belarussia to Tashkent where she was born and grew up. Being of European background but living in a compound shared with a native Uzbek family allowed her to observe cultural contrasts in everyday living – food and customs, construction of housing, education, traditional crafts, division of labour, and political views. This presentation is about her personal recollections of the daily life and interaction between two very different cultures.

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