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26-27.04.2024 International scientific and methodological conference “XVI Orazbayev Readings”

The Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, together with the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, the Department of Archaeology, Ethnology and Museology and the State Historical, Cultural and Natural Reserve-Museum “Tambaly” held an international scientific and methodological conference “XVI Orazbayev Readings” on April 26-27, 2024.

afisha-orazbaevAbdulmanap Medeuovich Orazbayev is a famous scientist, archaeologist, teacher, one of the founders of the modern Kazakhstan school of field archaeological research methods, as well as the department of archaeology, ethnology, and museology of the Kazakh National University. Scientific activity of A.M. Orazbayev throughout his life, was associated with the history of the material culture of Bronze Age tribes and the monuments of early nomads. During 45 years of scientific research, he headed the North Kazakhstan archaeological expedition (1954, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1967), and conducted field research in Western Kazakhstan (1968). In 1957, 1961,1962, 1963, 1972, 1974 he carried out excavations in Central Kazakhstan under the leadership of academician A.Kh. Margulan. He headed the East Kazakhstan in 1958, 1985–1988, and Semipalatinsk archaeological expedition in 1989-1990. A.M. Orazbayev developed a periodization of Bronze Age monuments in Northern Kazakhstan. He identified three stages in the development of Andronovo culture: Fedorov, Alakol, and Zamarayev, in which he saw independent, unique cultures.

The conference is planned to discuss problems in the following areas:

• Ancient and medieval archeology of Eurasia;

• General and current issues of ethnic history and ethnocultural processes;

• Memories and reflections on outstanding archaeologists;

• Field materials of archaeological and ethnographic expeditions;

• Methods of studying, preserving and museumifying historical and cultural heritage;

• Interdisciplinary methods in historical disciplines

Working languages of the conference are Kazakh, Russian, English.

The conference will be attended by archaeologists, ethnographers, historians, cultural experts, as well as museum specialists from Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan.

Within the conference, lectures will be held by the museum’s scientific staff - Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor A.N. Podushkin “The Kangyu State and the Great Silk Road” and candidate of historical sciences, numismatist-orientalist P.N. Petrov “Numismatics of the East and the Golden Horde Heritage of Kazakhstan.”

25.04.2024 Cultural and educational event “Unity is the key to friendship”

On the eve of the Day of Unity of the People of Kazakhstan - May 1, a cultural and educational event “Unity is the key to friendship” will take place at the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan on April 25, 2024, at 3.00 p.m.

afisha 25.04.2024May 1 is the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Kazakhstan. The Assembly of the Peoples of Kazakhstan was founded in March 1995 - a phenomenon of interethnic peace and stability, which is an example for the whole world. This is a unique, politically significant association that has no analogues in any country. 365 members of the Assembly, more than 471 republican, areal, regional, city national and cultural associations, about 500 small members of the Assembly were united by our common home, which ensures true friendship between peoples.

The purpose of this event is to get acquainted with the traditions and customs of different nationalities, to develop a respectful attitude towards the language, culture and art of our people, representatives of other nationalities living in Kazakhstan, as well as the development of our art through the popularization of the friendship of peoples, the unity of the people, patriotism, wide acquaintance with creativity of representatives of other nationalities of our Motherland.

The event will be attended by Korean, German, Tatar, Uyghur ethno-cultural centers and associations of the city of Almaty.

15.02.2024 “Bright Stars of Kazak cinema”

The Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan will host a cultural and educational event “Bright Stars of Kazak cinema”, dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the outstanding film director, People’s Artist of Kazakhstan, and the USSR Shaken Aimanov on February 15, 2024, at 11.00.

“Bright Stars of Kazak cinema”Shaken Aimanov is a separate chapter in Kazakh culture, a person who devoted his entire life to Kazakh theatrical art and cinema, a talented actor and director.

The purpose of the exhibition is to revive the name of the great director and popularize his legacy.

Guests of the cultural and educational event “ Bright Stars of Kazak cinema”:

People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, laureate of the State Prize Assanali Ashimov, actor, People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, actor and theater director Yesmukhan Obayev, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the State Center for Support of National Cinema on Strategic Issues Kanat Torebay, People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nuketay Myshbayeva, President of JSC "Kazakhfilm" named after Sh .Aimanov, Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan Azamat Satybaldy, Cultural Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, theater artist Bayedil Nauryzov, member of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Kazakhstan, holder of the Order of “Kurmet”, set designer Yessengeldy Tuyakov, etc.

As part of the event, an exhibition will be organized with a demonstration of photographs, awards and personal belongings of Sh. Aimanov from the fund of the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the films shot by Sh. Aimanov film studio.

14-15.03.2024 “NATIONAL TRADITIONS OF THE GREAT STEPPE” II International Scientific Forum


On March 14-15, 2024, the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan held the 2nd international scientific forum “NATIONAL TRADITIONS OF THE GREAT STEPPE”, dedicated to the national holiday “Nauryz Meiramy”.

The international forum discussed issues related to the common history, cultural and linguistic uniqueness of the Turkic-speaking peoples, as well as prospects for interaction in all areas of scientific and cultural cooperation.

The purpose of the forum: to popularize the ethnic history and cultural heritage of Turkic-speaking peoples.

The plenary session was opened by the head of the department of museum activities and intangible cultural heritage of the Committee of Culture of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan Pazylova Gulzeynep Anafiyakyzy, who noted in his congratulatory speech: “This forum is a major scientific and cultural event in which topical issues of the history of ethnogenesis, the study of the culture and art of Turkic-speaking peoples are discussed. The forum promotes the popularization of knowledge about the ethnic history and cultural heritage of all Turkic peoples. The deep meaning of the ancient spring holiday, which is still relevant today, is also promoted. Therefore, I believe that the forum, which brought together scientists and museum specialists not only from Kazakhstan, but also from Central Asia, will contribute to the popularization of this national holiday, and will also help to develop joint ideas and experience for the scientific study of its history and uniqueness, and will help to implement it on practice".

A congratulatory speech to the forum participants was made by a Doctor of Historical Science, Head of the Department for Relations with Turkic-Speaking Communities of International organization "TURKSOY" Movsyumlyu Javid Elshad oglu, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Almaty Evren Muderrisoglu, Director of the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan R.Ye. Kharipova. 

During the Forum the following speakers made speeches with the reports:

A. Fazylzhanova Candidate of Philological Sciences, Director of A. Baitursynuly Institute of Linguistics - “Cultural-semantic designation in the national corpus of the Kazakh language: significance and parameters”;

Abdulla Gundogdu Doctor of Historical Science, Professor, Head of the Department of General Turkic History, Faculty of Linguistics, History and Geography, Ankara University (Turkey) -“Navruz Festival among the Turkic Peoples and Turkey” ;

Alymkulova S.K., Doctor of History, Professor of I. Arabayev Kyrgyz University - “The custom of cradling among the Kyrgyz ”;

Popova L.F. Head of the department of ethnography of the Caucasus, Central Asia and Kazakhstan of the Russian Museum of Ethnography - “The first spring migration as a rite of the New Year cycle of the nomads of Central Asia”;

Shoibekov R., Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, Chief Researcher of the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan - “Educational meaning of Nauryz and traditional holidays”.



Within the II international scientific forum “NATIONAL TRADITIONS OF THE GREAT STEPPE”, the head of the department for relations with Turkic-speaking communities of the International organization TURKSOY, the chief coordinator of the Association of Museums of TURKSOY Movsyumlu Javid Elshad ogly awarded the medal of the international organization TURKSOY to the deputy director of the Central State Museum for scientific work Galia Temirton and an international trainer WFTGA, Honored Worker of the Sphere of Culture and Tourism Bakhyt Kamalkyzy for his contribution to the popularization of the cultural, historical and spiritual heritage of the Turkic civilization, in strengthening the unity of the Turkic peoples, as well as in the propaganda and promotion of Turkic culture.

As part of the forum, the grand opening of the ethnographic exhibition          “EDUCATION STARTS FROM A CRADLE” took place. The main goal of the exhibition is to popularize the heritage of the Kazakh people from Turkic times to the present day, the national educational system and methods of education that have shaped its future for centuries. 

The exhibition features 11 cradles and more than 70 additional exhibits. Among them are several tubeks and shumeks, special devices for babies, found in the ancient settlements of Saraishyk and Talgar. The oldest exhibit is a willow cradle made without nails. This unique relic was donated to the museum fund by the famous traveler and photographer Taimas Kuanyshuly Nurtayev. Also on display was a wooden cradle, processed with a chisel, made in 1904 in the village of Vanovka, Tulkibas district, South Kazakhstan region. It was made especially for the girl Azharkul, the daughter of Tilmembet Zholshybek from the Zhudyryk clan of the Senior Zhuz. After Azharkul, the cradle was also used by her sisters, her own daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In total, over the course of one century, this cradle was used by 26 children of four generations. It was found by museum staff during an expedition in Ural region in 1987. Also during the forum, a citizen named Algazy Ernat donated a cradle made in 1957 to the museum fund. 

The exhibition will last until April 15 . 

The international forum will continue with the lecture “EXCURSION AS THE MAIN FORM OF CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL 
ACTIVITIES OF A MUSEUM” at Ykylas Museum of Folk Instruments on March 15.

The forum was attended by employees of scientific organizations, teachers of educational institutions, representatives of the creative intelligentsia, specialists from museums, archives, libraries, young scientists, bachelors, masters, doctoral students studying the history and culture of the Turkic world, as well as other interested parties.


Committee of Culture of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

  • International Organization of Turkic Culture "TURKSOY";
  • Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Akhmet Baitursynov Institute of Linguistics of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Embassy of Turkey in the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Akimat (Local Administration) of Almaty;
  • Association of Museums of the City of Almaty;
  • Kazakhstan Tourist Association (KTA).

11.12.2023 Memorial evening “ONERMEN ORILGEN OMIR”, dedicated to the People’s Artist of the USSR, outstanding composer, professor Gaziza Akhmetovna Zhubanova.

The Memorial Museum of Akhmet and Gaziza Zhubanov in Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Department of “Special Piano” of the Faculty of Instrumental Performance of the Kazakh National Conservatory in the name of Kurmangazy and the international creative organization “Art Forum of Kazakhstan” held a memorial evening “ONERMEN ORILGEN OMIR”, dedicated to the People’s Artist of the USSR, laureate of the State Prize of the Kazakh SSR, outstanding composer, professor Gaziza Akhmetovna Zhubanova.

As part of the evening, the grand opening of the chamber hall named after Gaziza Zhubanova took place. The solemn ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the rector of the conservatory Nurken Nurgaliuly Ashirov and G. Zhubanova’s student, professor Gulzhan Erkinovna Uzenbaeva. Congratulatory speeches at the event were made by the composer’s daughter Dina Mambetova, another student of Gaziza Akhmetovna, Professor Beibit Abiluly and Deputy Director of the Central Geographical Music Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan for scientific work Galia Temirton. An exhibition was also organized, where exhibitions related to the life, work and teaching activities of Gaziza Zhubanova were presented and a documentary film was shown.

The musical part of the event began with a video message from Bibigul Tulegenova, where the People's Artist shared her memories of Zhubanova and expressed her gratitude. A video greeting from the famous Japanese violinist Mayuko Katsumura was also shown.

In the concert, works by Akhmet Zhubanov, Gaziza Zhubanova, Alibi Mambetov-Zhubanov, Gulzhan Uzenbaeva and Karina Izmailova were performed by Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, composer, professor of the “Special Piano” department Gulzhan Uzenbaeva and students of the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory Akmaral Myktybaeva, Aidan Sala, Amina Khamzina, Khan Hiy John, Arailym Karibay, Ashot Mkhitaryan, Nursultan Amangeldy, as well as Excellence in Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, laureate of international competitions, associate professor of the Vocal department Gulnar Asylbekkyzy Nurgalieva and laureates of international competitions Ernazar Gimarat, Nurzhan Zhusip, Olzhas Satpayev, Rakhat Muratali.

At the end, guests viewed a special exhibition and shared their impressions of the memorial evening.

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