US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan and Cultural Attaché Christopher Anderson will visit Jvari Monastery in Mtkheta town today to mark the funding of the Jvari Monastery’s conservation works. The Embassy released this information.
In 2020, the George Chubinashvili National Research Centre received $ 506,000 in funding from the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation for the conservation and strengthening of the Monastery.
In 2019, the Embassy allocated $100,000 for the first phase of the project. The first phase of the conservation cycle envisaged carrying out a comprehensive study, to identify, classify, and map the extent of damage and deterioration of the façade.
In 2020, the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation supported the continuation of the project and allocated $ 506,000 for its second phase, which involves physical work under a prepared conservation project. This phase covers 30 months (September 30, 2020 – March 31, 2023).