Prof. David Lordkipanidze is the first Director General of the Georgian National Museum (GNM). He
oversees transformation-renovation process of the GNM from a Soviet-style institution into a vibrant
space for culture, education and science. Under his leadership 6 Museums united under the GNM
umbrella have been already renovated and opened its doors to the public offering modern, top-level
Professor Lordkipanidze had led the discovery of the earliest known hominid remains outside of
Africa at Dmanisi in the republic of Georgia. This work thrust Georgia in to modern
paleoanthropology and has transformed our comprehension of the biogeography of early hominids,
revolutionizing understanding of their morphology, population, environment, culture, and dispersal.
Prof. Lordkipanidze has authored more than 120 scientific articles published in widely respected and
well-known scientific journals such as Nature, Science Magazine, Proceedings of US National
Academy of Sciences, Journal of Human Evolution and more.
Mark your calendar!
Date: 26th October 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Venue: AJS Auditorium, Faculty of Political and Social Science, UI Campus Depok