Museum of the Presidential Cultural Center
Being on the crossing of two largest highways of Astana – Republic Avenue and Baraev Street – it is possible to see majestic snow-white ensemble of the Presidential cultural center of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in architecture of capital. From height of the bird’s flight it represents a circle with missing beams on four sides that is symbolical for traditional culture of Kazakh people. The tribute of Turkic architectural tradition – the blue dome towering above the ground for 38,5 meters, gives to the city aroma of the East. It crowns the axial center of all composition – a five-floor museum, which radius of 19,5 meters. Being formed on the merge of the State museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republican public library named after S. Seifullin, a complex became certain “accumulator” of a spiritual heritage and cultural tradition of Kazakhstan people. Funds of a museum total 143223 units of storage and are incorporated into thematic collections: Archeological, ethnographic, carpet-felt, fine arts, the Kazakh traditional jewellery ornaments, horse equipments, ancient furniture and items of the life, rare books, the weapon, documentary photographs, numismatics and bonistic. In the central hall you can find the collection of gifts that were presented to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The gifts, which are presented to N. A. Nazarbayev by Heads of the States and the governments of the different countries and official delegations. The library of the Presidential cultural center has the richest fund which totally is more than 700 thousand books – all history of Kazakhstan from nomad up to our contemporary times is written down on these pages.
Address: Astana, 2 Republic str.
Tel.: +7 (7172) 22 33 19
Fax: +7 (7172) 22 32 90
Museum of the First President
The museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan has taken place in the former Residence of the Head of the state. The unique items of furniture, the interiors – making a uniform complex, have remained in an invariable kind. The beginning to the museum collection was made by the gifts presented to the President of the Country. They are: souvenirs, books, pictures. Today there are over 60 thousand units in Museum collection – archive-hand-written and printed materials, film- and documentary photographs, items of graphic and decorative – applied art, the weapon, personal things and documents of Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev, a unique collection of awards of the Head of the state. Museum expositions open the major stages of sovereign Kazakhstan formation and tell about the life and activity of the first President of our country.
Address: Astana, 11Beibitshilik str.
Tel.: +7 (7172) 75 12 14
Fax: +7 (7172) 75 12 92
Museum named after S. Seifullin
The wooden accurate house of the last century construction (1846), white plat bands, a low porch … Here on February, 20th, 1988 Saken Seifullin’s museum was opened by the order of Ministerial Сouncil of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. S. Seifullin – poet, prose writer, playwright, publicist, critic, literary critic, composer, teacher, public and statesman. It is not simple storehouse of monuments of history, the material and spiritual culture, connected with his life and activity. This is a scientific and research enterprise, which solves educational problems. All eighteen years of the existence S.Seifullin’s museum propagandises a creative and spiritual heritage of one of the brightest sons of the Kazakh people. The museum became one of the historical and spiritual centres of Astana.
Address: Astana, 20A Ayezov str.
Tel.: +7 (7172) 32 35 63
Fax: +7 (7172) 32 84 67
Museum of Modern Art
It is already 26 years for the Museum of Modern Art. Today, the museum fund totals more than 3000 works of fine art masters of Kazakhstan, Russia and the commonwealth countries. Museum collections are results of long researches and great interest in the cultural values, expressed in picturesque cloths and graphic sheets. Here unique works of artists of Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Armenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Tajikistan and other countries of Commonwealth are carefully stored. The collection is presented by all genres of the fine arts, technicians; the subjects of works are various.
Address: Astana, 3Republic str.
Tel.: +7 (7172) 21 54 33
Fax: +7 (7172) 21 54 32