The State Museum of Azerbaijan Carpet and Applied Art
(named in honor of Latif Kerimov)
The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum is the treasury of Azerbaijan national Culture. Established for researching, keeping and displaying carpets and carpet items, as well as applied art works, the Museum has the most large collection of Azerbaijan carpets in the world, of different weaving techniques and materials.
The Museum was set up in 1967, and the first exhibition was opened in 1972. Its collection numbers more than 10 000 objects, including ceramics, metal works, jewelry from Bronze Age, metal works of 14th century. Carpets and carpet items of the 17th-20th cc.; gold and silver adornment, national garment and embroidery; applied art works of modern period.
In 1983 and 1988 the Museum held the International Symposiums on Oriental carpet art
From the beginning of its creation the Museum carries out the research and public service work. Every year the Museum organizes the Republic and International Exhibitions, and publishers catalogues and booklets to many of them. Temporary exhibitions have been held in more than 30 countries, namely France, Germany, England, Japan, Holland etc.
The Museum's experts make an examination of carpets and applied art works to define their art school, date and value as works of art, and give an permit to export of the art works from the Republic. The experts advise also on purchasing of carpets and applied art works.
The Museum organizes lectures, courses of carpet art, as well as all types of applied art.
The Museum has a bookshop where one purchase books on Azerbaijan crafts and carpet art. Opening hours: 10.00 - 18.00 every day, except Monday.
The Museum's address is the following: 123a, Neftchiler avenue, Baku 370000, Azerbaijan.
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