Dr Mamadnazarov specialises in Architecture and Art of Central Asia. He is the author of numerous articles and several books on the subject, including Pamiatniki zodchestva Tadzhikistana. (Monuments of Architecture of Tajikistan); and Tadzhikistan na Velikom Shelkovom puti (Tajikistan on the Great Silk Road). Dr Mamadnazarov has held various positions in academic and international institutions in Tajikistan and Russia. He was the Director of the National Museum of Tajikistan and coordinated the National Committee of Tajikistan on the ‘Great Silk Road’, under the UNESCO programme ‘Silk Road – Road of dialogue’.