By Laman Ismayilova
An exhibition "Parallel" timed to the 27th anniversary of the restoration of Azerbaijan’s independence will open at the Independence Museum on October 17.
Over 40 photographs will be showcased at the exhibition, reflecting the activities and development of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the independent Azerbaijan Republic, Azertag reported.
The students of the Youth Republican House of Amateur Art Activities will present wonderful artistic program to the guests of the event.
Independence Museum of Azerbaijan or "Istiqlal" Museum was established on December 7, 1919 in Baku.
The main goal of the museum is to highlight national independence movement of Azerbaijan that lasts from ancient times till now.
The museum was located in the building of the ADR’s Parliament (at present – the building of the Institute of Manuscripts of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences).
The museum existed only a year and couldn’t realize all intended plans. The second Independence Museum was established on January 9, 1991.
Today the museum's collection includes more than 20,000 exhibit's.
The exposition of the museum is exhibited in six halls.
The first hall is dedicated to the history of Azerbaijan from the ancient times to the 19th century, the second hall to the history of Azerbaijan between the second half of the 19th and 20th centuries, the third hall to national independence movement in the Southern Azerbaijan in the first half of the 20th century, the fourth hall to the history of Azerbaijan during repression and the Great Patriotic War, the fifth hall to national independence movement of Azerbaijan at the end of the 20th century and Karabakh War, and the sixth hall to the history of Independent Republic of Azerbaijan and activity of the national leader Heydar Aliyev.
The museum also has a children’s circle called "We are the heirs of the independence", where children are offered a variety of tasks and told about the history of the state in entertaining form.
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