The Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan is one of the oldest and largest museums not only in Kazakhstan, but also the entire Central Asian region. The collections of the museum include about 300 thousand objects. Currently, the museum has seven main stationary halls. Diverse collection provides a good picture of the paleontological past, of the ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary history and cultural tradition of Kazakhstan.

The creation of museum collections was initiated in the 30s of the 19th century in Orenburg, at Neplyuev Military School “Museum of the Orenburg region”. One of the organizers was a famous linguist, author of “Explanatory Dictionary” Vladimir Dal.

In different years the museum collection composed not only the museum collection of the Orenburg region (1924), but also the Zhetysu (Semirechye) Regional Museum (1929) and the National anti-religious museum (1941) which was placed in the building of the Voznesenski Cathedral in Alma-Ata city. This unique architectural complex was built in 1904-1907 and designed by the well-knownVerny architect A.P.Zenkov.

In 1944 the museum was assigned to the 1st category and received its present name – the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan.

This building was constructed by architects Yu.Ratushnyi, Z.Mustafin and B.Rzagaliyev in 1985. It is considered one of the finest buildings of modern architecture of the Almaty city.

The excursion was conducted for the 1st year students together with the vice-rector for Corporate and Social Development Andrey Ivanov, teachers of the department – «SHDandPT» Aitkazina M.M., Shamshieva G.S., with the participation of the curator of the TL-22-3 group R. Akhmetzhanova A.H.

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