|English||Mangistau Regional Museum of Local History|
|Local language||Маңғыстау облыстық тарихи-өлкетану музейі|
|Category||Government Agency Museum|
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Education and Training
The purpose of the museum is to collect, record, store, study and promote the historical, cultural and spiritual heritage of the region.
The Mangistau Regional Museum of Local History is a cultural center that contributes to the cultural life of the region and the republic. The museum has a stationary exhibition consisting of halls of nature, archaeology, a general history, the history of the 20th century and modern history, the hall dedicated to the oil industry of Mangistau, a hall dedicated to the national writer A. Kekilbaev and an ethnography hall. Today, the museum has more than 58,000 storage units. They are based on collections of archaeological, pale-ontological, geological collections, herbariums of the local flora, as well as the pride of the museum – original products of Mangistau jewelers and decorations of the yurt. Collections of funds hold sets of documents of famous historical personalities and honored workers in the region.
In order to achieve its mission, the museum has major functions as follow;
In addition, the museum has prepared and published books on various topics of ICH, including the catalogs “Varieties of tekemets“, “Wool for yurta decoration” and photo album “ Mangistau Jewelry Art”. In 2008, the museum took part in the preparation of the transnational nomination “Traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh yurts (Turkic nomadic dwellings)” and organized the filming of the video “Mangistau yurt”. The film shows details about how correctly and in what sequence the yurt is established and the manufacture of the elements of the yurt.
|Contact Information (Organization)|
|Address||23a, 9 microdisrtict, Aktau City, Mangistau Oblast, Kazakhstan|
|Tel||+7 (7292)43 23 14|
|Fax||+7 (7292) 42 71 96|