Архивы за месяц: February 2018

The National Gallery in Prague


The National Gallery in Prague is a state organization that manages the largest collections of fine and applied art in the Czech Republic.

It was formed in 1949 by the merger of several previously created galleries. Expositions of the National Gallery are located in several historical buildings and palaces in Prague and beyond, the largest of which is the Exhibition Palace (CzechVeletržní Palác).

About 70 Uzbek cultural artifacts are kept in the depositary of the National Gallery in Prague.


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National Library of the Czech Republic


National Library of the Czech Republic is the central library of the Czech Republic. It is subordinated to the Czech Ministry of Culture. The main building of the library is located in the historical building of Clementinum in Prague, where approximately half of its collection is stored. The other half of the collection is stored in a building in the Gostivarzh district. The National Library is the largest library in the Czech Republic: its collections have about 7 million copies, including 4200 incunabula. The number of readers in the library is about 60,000. In addition to Czech texts, its collections also contain old books from Turkey, Iran and India. In addition, the library stores the books of Charles University in Prague.

The library received international recognition in 2005, receiving the first UNESCO Jikji Prize for the Memory of the World program for its contribution to the digitalizing of old texts. The project, which began work in 1992, for the first 13 years of work, digitized 1,700 documents.

The National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague hosts manuscripts related to Uzbekistan. One of the most valuable among them is the work of the chroniclers Asfarani and Samarkandi. The volume of the manuscript is 200 paper pages.

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National Library of Spain (Madrid, Spain)


Национальная библиотека ИспанииThe National Library of Spain is the country’s main public library. It was founded in 1712 by King Philip V as the Royal Library. The National Library is the highest library institution in Spain and the central link of the Spanish library system. The library collection consists of more than 26 million copies, including 15,000,000 books and other printed materials, 30,000 manuscripts, 143,000 newspapers and periodicals, 4,500,000 graphic materials, 510,000 musical scores, 500,000 maps, 600,000 sound recordings, 90 000 audio and video materials, 90 000 electronic documents, etc. Далее

The Victoria and Albert Museum


The geography of the Islamic exhibits of the museum extends from Spain and Morocco on the west to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan on the east. The museum has the world’s leading collection in the field of Islamic ceramics, textiles, weapons and armor, jewelry, glass, wood, oil paintings, art books and architectural drawings. Art objects of the so-called “Amu Darya Treasure” are very interesting. This is a group of things found in the territory of Далее

British Museum


British Museum-the main historical and archaeological Museum of the British Empire (now – great Britain) and one of the largest museums in the world, the second most popular among art museums, after the Louvre.

The British Museum was founded in 1753 on the basis of three collections — the collection of the famous British physician and naturalist Hans Sloan[3], the collection of count Robert Harley, as well as the library of antiquarian Robert cotton, which became the basis of the British library. The creation of the Museum was approved by the act of the British Parliament. Далее

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