President opens National Museum of Kazakhstan


President opens National Museum of KazakhstanToday in Astana on the eve of the Day of the capital, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has opened the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

“We are solemnly opening the National Museum of the history of our country. This is a new masterpiece of modern architecture. The building of the museum complements the metropolitan landscape owing to its original design”, said Nursultan Nazarbayev at the opening ceremony.

This unique project has no analogues in Central Asia. The museum houses artifacts from ancient cultures as well as the 15th-17th centuries, and the Sakas and Huns have a special place among the exhibits. The exhibition shows Kazakhstan’s modern achievements including those in sport. The museum accommodates several expositions, including the Museum of Astana, the Independent Kazakhstan Museum, the History Museum, the Museum of Gold and Precious Metals and the Museum of Modern Art.

National museum is equipped with facilities of international standards. Exposures use modern exhibition technologies including a unique curved screen, media floor, dynamic layout of the central part of modern Astana, numerous media screens, holograms, LED-technology, touch kiosks, and multimedia guide.

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National Museum along with the Louvre and the Hermitage in Top 10 largest world expositions


The new building of the National Museum is among the ten largest exposures in the world, this has been announced today at the opening of the museum by President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The area of museum exhibition halls, warehouses, and laboratories exceeds 74,000 square meters. The President said that the establishment of museum exhibits was carried out using the most advanced techniques of museum management studies of Italy, Japan, Russia and South Korea.

Touch kiosks, multimedia guides and other high-tech technologies help visitors to get the best idea of the history and culture of Kazakhstan. In addition, restoration laboratories have innovative equipment. Museum depositories are equipped with biological light climate control systems.

“I want to express special thanks to architects and builders who constructed the project”, said Head of State.

Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated the staff of the museum with the beginning of their work. The President expressed confidence that the museum employees will initiate a new tradition in the practice of Kazakhstan’s museology.