Photo exhibition “Contemporary Uzbekistan”

On 2 February 2019 , the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan held a solemn opening ceremony of the photo exhibition “Contemporary Uzbekistan” and modern painting of Uzbekistan, with the support of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in the Republic of Kazakhstan.


The exhibition provides an opportunity for Kazakh connoisseurs of beauty to analyze the modern character and image of the Uzbek visual art of the last decade. The exhibition featured 38 paintings, created over the past ten years, by well-known masters and young authors: Faizulla Akhmadaliev, Khurshid Ziyahanov, Nodir Shoabdurahimov, Alisher Alikulov, Valery Enin, Victoria Troshina, Dilorom Mamedova, Bakhtiyor Obidov, Abdukhakim Karimov, Dilmurod Yuldashev, Umar Razhabov.


Almaz Nurazkhan, acting director of  National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan:

“The agreement between Republic of Kazakhstan and Republic of  Uzbekistan was signed in 1998. Cultural and humanitarian ties are no less important in relations between our states. 2018 year has been declared as the year of   Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan and as President N.Nazarbayev noted: “It reflects the truly fraternal character of relations between our two peoples. They are rooted far back in time and supported by the glorious common history and the rich spiritual heritage of our ancestors”


In the bilateral relations between the republics, the presence of the Kazakhs in Uzbekistan and the Uzbek diaspora in Kazakhstan plays an important role. The Uzbeks of Kazakhstan occupy a worthy place in the social and cultural life of our republic. Modern art of Uzbekistan is not presented in Kazakhstan for the first time. 2 years ago we held the exhibition with the great success.

2019 year  is declared as the Year of Kazakhstan in Uzbekistan. This year we will visit Uzbekistan with the  project “Procession of the Golden Man through museums of the world”.

Photography art appears to us as a multi-genre, versatile life reflecting, diverse in types and creative handwriting. The photo exhibition “Contemporary Uzbekistan” consists of 100 photographs created by photo-art masters A. Zhumayev, V. Goncharenko, H. Shorahmedov, V. Zhirnov, R. Sharipov, R. Shagaev, R. Islomov, V. Shlosberg, V. Vyatkin, V. Sokolov.

Timur Rakhimov, Сounsellor of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Kazakhstan: “This exhibition is being held in the framework of Year of Uzbekistan in Kazakhstan ”

Bilateral relations in the cultural and humanitarian sphere have risen to a new level. Over 200 events took place last year. They covered all areas of bilateral relations, and allowed people to learn more about each other. Uzbek culture did not leave Kazakhstanis indifferent. I am sure that this exhibition will serve as the next step in strengthening cooperation between our countries.”


A sophisticated viewer through this exhibition may notice the changes and traditions in the structure of national identity that have evolved over the years of independence of Uzbekistan.


“Spring Festival”

On 15 January 2019,  photo exhibition, entitled “Spring Festival” was held by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


The Spring Festival is a celebration of nature, a praise  of spring, life and hope.For thousands of years from generation to generation, the Chinese people, in their free from hard working  in the field, at the junction of winter and spring, accompanied the old and met the new, thanked  Mother Nature for their gifts, looked forward to a natural renewal and asked for a rich harvest.


Deputy  Director of the National Museum of  the Republic of Kazakhstan Abai Satubaldin: “For several years, literally from the opening, the National Museum has been working closely with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the field of museum affairs. And again, in the new year of  2019, we are present at the opening of the photo exhibition  “Spring Festival”, the holiday of harmony, in which lies the universal hope for peace, happiness and peace. I am sure that our cooperation in the field of culture and museum will have further continuation. Thank you Mr. Ambassador for the wonderful exhibition. ”

The Spring Festival reflects the close connection between Chinese civilization and nature and also embodies the natural features of the culture of this holiday.15-01-2019-3

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador  of the People's Republic of China to Kazakhstan Mr. Zhang Xiao: “Dear friends, this exhibition is dedicated to the Chinese New Year, Chun Jie  -  Spring Festival. The history of Chun Jie is more than four thousand years old; it is one of the most beloved, solemn and longest celebrations. The photos presented at this exhibition will show you how to celebrate Spring Festival Chun Jie in other countries of the world.” This exhibition has collected 120 wonderful moments of joy from people from five continents of the world during the Spring Festival. As a celebration of nature, family and harmony, the Spring Festival includes ideas such as joy, solemnity and family unity, common to all peoples of the world, including Chinese.


The exhibition will last until February 15, 2019.


Minister of Education of India at the National Museum

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On October 16, 2018, the Minister of Education of the Republic of India, Satyapal Singh, visited the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Mr. Singh was demonstrated the history of the ancient nomads, their spiritual and material culture. During the excursion, the Minister of Education paid special attention to the material heritage of the Kazakhs, represented in the exposition of the hall of Ethnography.

On this day, the exhibition “Vastram. The splendid world of Indian textiles organized as part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Mr. Singh was honored to visit this exhibition, where he left warm words about the development of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and India in the book of wishes.


Visit of the Patriarch of Jerusalem to the National Museum

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October 10-11, 2018, the VI Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions was held in Astana. Upon the completion of this Congress, on October 11, the National Museum was visited by the Most Blessed Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine Theophilus III.

During the excursion, the Patriarch of Jerusalem was acquainted with the history of the nomads of the great steppe belt of Eurasia – with the heritage of the Scythian-Sarmatian period, covering 1 millennium BC. The heritage of warlike tribes of sakas and sarmatians was reflected in the material and spiritual culture of the Kazakhs.