The number of visitors to state museum of history of Uzbekistan exceeds one and a half million18 May is International Museum Day. On this occasion, moral enlightenment events have been conducted at all the museums of the capital city Tashkent.
The state museum of history of Uzbekistan is one of the big scientific-enlightenment establishments in Central Asia. This museum keeps more than 270 thousand objects. These include rich archaeological collections, coins, rare objects and a scientific library that keeps archive documents of recent and most recent history and rare publications. Tours and speeches are arranged for visitors at the museum.
On International Museum Day, there were even more visitors at the museum. An event entitled “Museum is a mirror of history” was held at the museum, and it was attended by people of the capital city, guests and students.
The Sharq publication and printing joint-stock company in cooperation with the republic’s Hunarmand (craftsman) association and the Kamoliddin Behzod national artistry and design institute arranged exhibitions of books, works of visual art and works of national craftsmanship there.
In the course of tours along the museum’s expositions, interesting information was given about rare objects of the Stone and Bronze Ages in Uzbekistan’s land, about the formation and development of statehood and about the development of science and culture.
“Consistent work is being carried out by our state to preserve, study, enrich and propagate rare objects relating to our people’s rich history and achievements of our country’s independence. As a result of this, the international prestige of Uzbekistan’s museums is rising. 70 per cent of those who visited our museum in the past years are young people. This is proof that today museums serve to acquaint young people with cultural and historical objects and works of art and to strengthen feelings of patriotism in them,” says the director of the state museum of history of Uzbekistan, doctor of history Jannat Ismoilova.
On International Museum Day, the number of visitors to the state museum of history of Uzbekistan in the years of independence reached 1.5 million.
The 1,500,000th visitor to the museum is Shirin Shaydoliyeva, a fifth-grade pupil of general education school No 17 in Qibray District.
During the event, writers and poets, folklore groups of cultural centres in the capital city and artistes gave performances.
Malohat Husanova, photo by Alo Abdullayev, UzA