We've been setting this exhibition up for nearly two years. I believe that its language – the language of Art – eloquently conveys the great accomplishments our country has made in all spheres of achievement.
Inauguration of a new building of the State Museum of Azerbaijani Carpet and Applied Art took place in Baku, August 26.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva and Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the event.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva cut the ribbon symbolising inauguration of the Museum’s new building.
Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev informed the Head of State and First Lady of the works done in the Museum. Designed by well-known Austrian architect FranzYantis, the museum presents all directions of Azerbaijan’s carpet school, and wide range of hundreds year- oldcarpets and carpet products. The President and his spouse made themselves familiar with the souvenirs shop in the Museum.
President Ilham Aliyev addressed the ceremony.
Academician of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences Teymur Buniyatov, carpet maker-artist, associate professor Mammadhuseyn Huseynov and director of the Carpet Museum Roya Taghiyeva delivered a speech at the ceremony.
Then acquaintance with the Carpet Museum took place.
At the end, they were photographed.
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With a view to more broadly and efficiently demonstrating carpets, one of he rare pearls of our country, a decision was made toconstruct a stand-alone building for theMuseum,following the relevant resolution of President Ilham Aliyev and, on May 15, 2008, a ceremony of laying the foundation of the building took place in the Seaside National Park.
The Heydar Aliyev Foundation and UNESCO have made special contribution to creation of the new building. Constructed in an original style, this building resembles a wrapped-up carpet. At the moment, over 13 thousand 300 exhibits and items are preserved in the Museum’s exhibitions and funds. A rare collection consisting of carpets and carpet products, metal items, fabrics, clothes and embroidery, ceramics, glass, wood, paper, jewellery, books and photos are preserved in the Museum. Perfect conditions have been created in the Museum to acquaint visitorswith this collection. Preservation and conservation of carpets and carpet products in the Museum’s fund is ensured on the basis of recommendations and instructions by Luis Squier, worldwide known for his rich experience, a specialist for conservation of the fabrics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, who had been invited to Baku in 2013.