Khurelbaatar Damdinsuren, Cultural Ambassador of Mongolia, visited INRTU

Cultural Ambassador of Mongolia Khurelbaatar Damdinsuren visited Irkutsk Technical University. He attended an excursion and discussed with the INRTU employees the issues of personnel training and organization of contract works in design and monumental and decorative art.

Khurelbaatar Damdinsuren studied at universities in Moscow and St. Petersburg. He is known as the founder and producer of Sound of Mongolia, a company that has worked in the show business for over 20 years. He was an advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister previously. In 2017, he became Chief Coordinator of the International Association of Mongolian, Russian and Chinese Artists. For the last five years he has been working as Cultural Ambassador to the Russian Federation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.

The visit to INRTU was facilitated by Associate Professor Grigorii Sverdlov and his wife, Alina Sverdlova-Alexandrova, who works in Victor Bronstein Gallery.

Cultural Ambassador looked at diploma works, visited laboratories and workshops of the Department of Monumental and Decorative Painting and Design named after V.G. Smagin.

According to Dmitrii Dorokhin, the head of the department, the guest was impressed by the variety of materials and techniques used in stained-glass windows, mosaics, enamels.
In addition, the parties discussed the prospects for cooperation in personnel training and implementation of joint projects.

Khurelbaatar Damdinsuren encourages the Mongolian youth to study in the universities of the Russian Federation with the help of Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian House).

Dmitrii Dorokhin said,

"We also talked about the organization of plein-air practices for INRTU students, for example, in the picturesque suburbs of Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia is an amazing country with developed arts and crafts. I am sure that it will be interesting for students and teachers to get in touch with ancient culture of Mongolia.

Besides, we hope to sign international contracts with the support of the Cultural Ambassador. Construction in Mongolia is very active, and our experience and skills can be useful in the creation of monumental works".

The visit of the representative of Ministry of Foreign Affairs was part of the "Staying Ahead of Time" project. This is a series of excursions initiated by INRTU a year ago. The goal of the project is to promote the image of the university as an educational and cultural center. During a year about 160 people have been to these excursions - members of the delegation of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, President of Russia Designers Association Vitaly Stavitsky, representative of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation Natalia Kravchenko as well as school and university students of the Irkutsk region. Dmitrii Dorokhin, Natalia Dovnich, Anastasiia Izhganaitene and Evgenia Smorzh were the guides. You can sign up for the excursion here.