Museum of Fine Art Ashgabat

Museum of Fine Art

The Turkmen Museum of Fine Arts (Türkmenistanyň Şekillendiriş Sungaty Muzeýi), located on the Galkynysh avenue, has about two thousands items on display that include sculpture, paintings, graphics and also carpets, tapestry, ceramic vessels and precious jewels made, mainly, by Turkmen and Russian but also by foreign artists. Moreover, on its second floor, it contains an astounding collection of western European paintings of the 14th -18th centuries including English, German, Dutch, Italian, and Flemish art pieces. The Russian paintings belong to the period between the 18th and the beginning of the 20th century. A small section dedicated to the Far East art shows applied art objects belonging to the culture of China, Japan, Indian and Iran. Moreover, it is possible to admire also a collection of porcelain vessels from China and some examples of “raku” pottery of the 16th century for the tea ceremony in Japan. On the third floor there is a library exclusively dedicated to the art and art history, a conference hall and the offices of the researchers of the Museum.

The museum has been opened in February, the 17th, 2005 and consists of eleven halls, located on three floors of the building projected by a French architect.

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