Dmitriy Voyakin

Director, Kazakhstan Archeological Institute, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Dmitriy Voyakin is the director of the Kazakhstan Archeological Institute based in Almaty. Dmitriy has been working with professional and research-led archaeological/heritage projects over the last 25 years. In 2018, he was elected to the position of director of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies for the term of 2018-2021. Originally from Kazakhstan, his current interest areas lie in archaeological investigation of the Silk Road sites, advancing archaeological documentation and management of heritage as well as public archaeology. Dmitriy has extensive experience of working collaboratively on large-scale projects and his current research is closely linked with initiatives of international organizations such as UNESCO and ICOMOS. Since 2005, he has been involved in the ongoing UNESCO-led serial World Heritage nomination of the Silk Roads, from 2011 as UNESCO official facilitator. Dmitriy also works on legislation development projects with the Kazakhstan Parliament, where he gained experience in wide range administrative issues. Additionally, he has also led heritage education initiatives in Central Asia. In his home institutions, he regularly contributes to different-level degree courses. He actively publishes scientific results (over 180 articles, mostly in Russian and 7 monographs) and appears as a scientific editor.


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