Nukus Museum to Be Restored

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April 22, 2016

Nukus Museum to Be Restored


The Karakalpak State Museum of Local History is going to be granted a new building to be erected this year. The exposition is much promising.

Back in the early 2000s, the Igor Savitsky State Museum of Arts of Karakalpakstan and the Karakalpak State Museum of Local History used to be housed in one building. However, it came to an emergency status, and it was decided to move museums to a safer haven and construct new buildings for them.

The Savitsky Museum received the building first. And last autumn, the construction of a building for the Karakalpakstan State Museum. The foundation has been laid out, and the walls are going up, too.

“This is one of Uzbekistan’s oldest museums that have a more than a hundred year history. We are presented with the world’s only, the fullest collection of works of the Karakalpak applied arts,” Aigul Pirnazarova, head of department of applied arts at the Karakalpakstan State Museum of Arts, said. “Many items have survived in small numbers.”

Over the past few years, the museum endured in a concert hall of one of the schools, where there were practically no conditions for worthy demonstration of 10,000 masterpieces of world history and culture.

With the completion of the new building construction, this deposit of exponents may become one of the centers of tourist pilgrimage. The more so that there is every reason for that, since the museums are located not very far from one another.