Azerbaijan National Art Museum – cultural treasure preserving national and universal tangible and intangible cultural heritage of ancient times – AZERTAC

Baku, February 5, AZERTAC

The National Art Museum of Azerbaijan is a valuable cultural treasure that has preserved the national and universal tangible and intangible cultural heritage of antiquity and transmitted these unique pearls of art from generation to generation.

The museum is located in the heart of Baku (Niyazi Street 9/11) in one of the most beautiful old residences of the 19th century.

Since 1951, the museum has settled in a beautiful residence known as the “Palais de De Boure” built in 1887-1895 on the project of the chief architect of the city Nicholas von der Nonne, which belonged to Leo De Boure – a Dutch landowner and one of Baku’s 19th century oil millionaires and the commercial director of Baron Rothschild’s company.

In 1992, in order to expand the museum area, the building of the Mariinsky Women’s School named after Empress Maria Feodorovna, built on the project of architect Mikhail Denisovich Botov in 1883-1887 was also added to the territory of the museum.

Initially established as an art department under the Azerbaijan State Museum in 1924, later by the decision of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Azerbaijan SSR in 1936, the museum became an independent museum – the museum State Art Museum of Azerbaijan.

The museum became operational as the State Museum of Azerbaijan in 1936. The opening ceremony of the museum on May 6, 1937 became a remarkable day in the artistic life of Azerbaijan.

Currently, the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan consists of two old buildings and a transitional corpus with modern architecture that combines them into one complex.

In 2011, by decision of the Azerbaijani government, the museum received a national status. In the same year, the museum received the status of European Museum Standard (EUMS), which has a qualitative museum service and professional experience that meets international standards and criteria by decision of the European Economic Chamber of Commerce, Commerce and Industry (EEIG) based in Brussels.

The museum’s collection contains more than 19,000 exhibits, including rare samples of various artistic styles and periods of national and world culture, which makes it very attractive for art lovers, specialists and regular visitors.

It is interesting to follow the history of a group of exhibits, belonging to different periods and different important historical personalities, among which were Baku oil tycoons – collectors of antiquities and world famous museum collections .

Today, the museum also offers visitors an excellent opportunity to meet the largest national collection of painting and graphics, following a process of formation and development of mainstreams and underground styles, interrelated with the difficult historical processes of the region.

A wide collection of the best aesthetic samples of national applied art and archaeological artifacts from different periods, from the Stone Age to the present day, makes this collection unique because it shows an anthology of all kinds of national arts with its most beautiful samples.

The porcelain and ceramic fund has several thousand exhibits, representing Azerbaijan, Russia, Western and Eastern European countries.

The textile fund has a very rich collection of valuable objects from Azerbaijan and other countries. The largest part of the collection belongs to Azerbaijani carpets of all traditional schools of carpet making. Some pieces are unique and have no analogues in other local cultural centers.

The national embroidery collection is very beautiful as it shows all kinds of techniques of this ancient work of art which glorified and brought worldwide pride to our country in ancient times.

The museum is proud to have the oldest sample of national embroidery dating from the 17th century. National clothing made of richly decorated local fabrics is also featured in the collection.

Many beautiful samples of European and Oriental textiles, carpet making and embroidery are kept in the museum’s funds. It also has a fine collection of tapestries and fans.

Today, the museum hosts international exhibitions dedicated to the national art of Turkey, Iran, France, Japan, China and Central Asia.

In terms of wealth and value, the collection of the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan is among the most prestigious museums in the world.

The museum also hosts international exhibitions dedicated to the art of Turkish, Iranian, French, Japanese, Chinese, Middle Asian and other cultures.

In December 2018, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the inauguration of the third building of the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan after a major overhaul. The conditions created in the building have once again demonstrated the state’s high-level care and attention to the preservation and promotion of the rich cultural heritage of Azerbaijan.

If you want to enjoy the rich collection of precious objects from Azerbaijan and other countries, as well as beautiful samples of European and Oriental textiles, carpet making and embroidery, you should definitely visit the museum during its working hours. opening, which are every day. except Monday, 10.00-18.00.

Visitors who have received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to visit the museum.

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