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Museums of Azerbaijan and Russia eye cooperation

5 June 2018 12:07 (UTC+04:00)
Museums of Azerbaijan and Russia eye cooperation

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum has signed an agreement on cooperation with the Russian State Museum of Oriental Art.

Within the framework of the agreement, a number of projects will be implemented. In particular, the Russian State Museum of Oriental Art will conduct a scientific study of Azerbaijan's ancient cultural monuments, Trend Life reported.

The work will be carried out to present these exhibits as samples of the material and national cultural heritage.

Director of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, chairman of ICOM National Committee Azerbaijan, Ph.D. in art criticism Shirin Melikova noted that the negotiations were conducted since 2016.

"The Russian State Museum of Oriental Art, famous for its rich collection, displays works by famous artists, including works by famous national painters as well as national art samples, carpets and carpet products. There are many valuable exhibits of material and cultural heritage of our people. The attribution of these exhibits, the organization of bilateral exhibitions, scientific research, research of a rich and magnificent collection will be a great step for our culture," said Melikova.

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum established in Baku in 1967, being the first carpet museum in the world, is the very place that can familiarize all the interested with the unique examples of the national carpets.

The museum is home to one of the most extensive rug and carpet collections in the world.

A new carpet museum, designed in the form of a rolled carpet, opened in the Baku Seaside Park in 2014 and all carpets were transferred to this museum.

The State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow is the only museum in Russia that collects, preserves, researches and promotes artworks of the Asian region. It holds a collection of masterpieces from over a hundred countries of Asia and Africa.

It is located in the center of Moscow in the historical building known as the Lunins’ House, a private residence built in the early 19th century by the famous architect Domenico Gilardi.

The permanent display of the Museum includes galleries of Chinese, Japanese, Korean art; Southeast Asia and Vietnam; The Caucasus and Middle Asia, including a profound collection of fine art; Iranian art, India, and Buddhist countries of Central Asia. The State Museum of Oriental Arts holds an outstanding collection of art of Nicholas Roerich, world famous painter, theosophist and writer, and his son Svyatoslav Roerich, most of which is on display.

The Museum preserves a wide archeological collection which also includes applied art of the Northern people of Russia.


Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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