Museum of Art Palace-Culture celebrates International Day of Museums

Georgia: The Palace of Arts marked a significant cultural event, the International Day of Museums, with a captivating exhibition of oriental collections.

The Museum of Art Palace-Culture of Georgia held an exhibition of samples of the oriental collection and a catalog presentation. The catalog, authored by renowned Professor Giorgi Kalandia and published by Shorena Shaverdashvili, was supported by Stamba’ Sezani’ and published in Georgian, English, and Japanese. It includes more than 100 items, showcasing the depth of our oriental collection.

Georgian Minister of Culture and Sports Thea Tsulukiani attended the event. The Minister of Culture congratulated the museum’s staff and the public on International Museum Day and the opening of a new exhibition.

The event was graced by the presence of esteemed individuals such as Giorgi Kalandia, Director General of the Museum of Art Palace and Culture, Nika Akhalbedashvili, Director of the State Museum of Art named after Shalva Amiranashvili, and Nino Chipashvili. We were also honored to have Dovletmirat Seitmamedov, Turkmenian Emergency and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Georgia, and Mehdi Saadatnejadi, Advisor on Culture at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, among our attendees. 

Their presence and participation in the discussion of public diplomacy issues underscore the international significance of our oriental collection and the event.

Among the museum’s rich and diverse orientalist collection, visitors can immerse themselves in the cultures of Japan, China, the Middle East, Persia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Arabia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. The collection includes textiles, furniture, jewelry, weapons, and various items, including a unique 4000-year-old nail-inscribed plate from Georgia, acquired with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Ross.

It is worth noting that, with the support of the Georgian Ministry of Culture and the initiative of the Museum Directorate, the museum collections were significantly replenished in 2020-2023.

Zurab Kvaratskhelia

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