Opening of «Nazarbayev Center» in the Kazakh capital will be a milestobe event in the country’s history – Kazakhstan First President’s Fund
December 6. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
The opening of the “Nazarbayev Center” complex will mark the beginning of a new stage in the activities of the Fund of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation. The first ever Kazakh presidential center established by analogy with other countries’ centers will be working in this building, the press service of the fund informs.
On the Day of the First President of Kazakhstan the complex was presented to the Head of State.
The main mission of such institutions in many countries is clarification and propaganda of activities of the heads of state that led the country in different periods of its history. Understanding the meaning of activities of each head of state, his/her ideas and solutions is important for both present citizens of the country and its future generations. It is not accidental that such centers have become an important part of political, social and cultural life of countries with the presidential form of government. Among them are numerous presidential libraries in the United States: Libraries of Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and many other U.S. presidents. The American experience of presidential libraries was taken as a basis for organization of presidential centers in South Korea and Australia. Examples of presidential centers in the CIS are the Gorbachev Foundation, the Yeltsin Fund, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
Opening the presidential center in the capital of Kazakhstan will be a landmark moment in the history of our state. The complex includes a museum and library, which will become a kind of informational venues of the Fund of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan providing most complete, accurate and comprehensive information on activities of the First President of our country.
The Institute of World Economics and Politics under the Fund of the First President will continue its work at this building. Due to it the world community wil be able to learn about unique features of Kazakhstani way and those development strategies of the state, which were authored by the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan .
It is worth noting that the museum and library will not work in the traditional format of such institutions. All the resources of the museum and library will be available through modern technologies making it possible to study information and visual material with wide application of advanced multimedia features.
The museum is conceived as a major center of information on the contemporary history of Kazakhstan. Its main goal is to disclose the process of formation of the state sovereignty of the republic to the utmost and the historic role of the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev in this process.
The presidential library is expected to become an intellectual research center. The total volume of the library fund is designed to include 460.5 thousand items (books, brochures and other documents), including 200 thousand items of closed funds.
The original architectural character of the building, which was built by the project of British architect Norman Foster, symbolizes the vitality of modern Kazakhstan. The complex with a total area of over 30 thousand square meters creates the impression of a soaring edifice. Technical uniqueness of this structure lies in the special design of the roof making the diameter of the span 81 meters. The entire internal layout of the complex is concentrated around a central atrium with a diameter of 26 meters and an area of 535 square meters. It is designed to host various public events and can hold up to 500 visitors.
Undoubtedly, the opening of the new building called “Nazarbayev Center” by the Fund of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation will attract a lot of attention both in Kazakhstan and abroad.