Currently, there are more than 100 different museums in Uzbekistan, 98 of them, including branches of state museums, are under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The largest number of museums are located in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.

Museum of Applied Art of Uzbekistan, Tashkent

Works of applied art that are kept in depository of the museum could be divided into 3 groups. Firstly, these are works of applied art that were created on the basis of ancient traditions and are related to different schools which reflect originality of individual region. Secondly, these are more enriched by ornamental patterns works that were developed since the second half of XX century and which were made using traditional methods of folk masters. And the third group consists of works of applied art that meet requirements of contemporary art and which are decorated by rare multicoloured ornamental patterns.

State Museum of History of Uzbekistan, Tashkent. Uzbekistan museums

The State Museum of the History of Uzbekistan is the largest educational institution in Central Asia, founded in 1876. As a multidisciplinary research center, the museum serves as a research institute, the largest repository of monuments of material and spiritual culture, and a center for popularizing historical knowledge. The museum has a permanent exhibition. In its halls there are about 10 thousand exhibits telling about the development of Uzbekistan from the most ancient times, the early era of the stone 1.5 million years BC. until now, when Uzbekistan is an independent and prosperous country.

Afrasiab Museum, Samarkand

Afrasiab Museum of Samarkand (Uzbek: Afrosiyob-Samarqand shahar tarixi muzeyi) is a museum located at the historical site of Afrasiyab, one of the largest archaeological sites in the world and the ancient city that was destroyed by the Mongols in the early 13th century.

The museum was conceived as the place that will share the story about the founding of the city of Samarkand, its subsequent history, as well as the settlement of Afrasiyab. The museum features a variety of exhibits, including not only artifacts found during excavations in Afrasiyab and Samarkand but its wider region as well.

Memorial Museum of Mirzo Ulugbek, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

In 1964, the Memorial Museum of Mirzo Ulugbek in Samarkand was opened near the Ulugbek Observatory. The museum contains excerpts from famous astrophysical tables calculated by Ulugbek and his associates, plus excavation photographs, a collection of ancient astronomical instruments and murals depicting episodes from the astronomer’s life.

Savitsky Art Museum, Nukus, Karakalpakstan

The State Art Museum named after I.V. Savitsky (abbreviated Karakalpak State Museum of Art, Nukus Art Museum) is one of the largest museums in Uzbekistan. The museum’s collection is recognized as the second largest in the world by importance and volume among the collections of Russian avant-garde works, as well as the best art collection in the Asian region.

“Ecological Museum” of Muynak region

museums Uzbekistan, Muynak

The museum was organized in 1984 in the seaport village of Uchsay and in 1998 was transferred to the building of the House of Culture of the Muynak region. His collection, collected in the 80s. Dr. O. Eserkepov, talks about the history of Muynak and the Aral Sea. It is represented by national costumes, ancient jewelry, household items, boats and fishing gear, stuffed animals and birds, as well as archival photographs.

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