Art museums and Galleries
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum is open to public from 10:00 to 20:00 daily, except Mondays.|
Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum is the treasury of Azerbaijan's national culture. Established for further research, preservation and display of carpets and carpet items, as well as applied art works, Azerbaijan Carpet Museum has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world.
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum was set up in 1967 and opened its doors in 1972. Its collection numbers more than 10 000 pieces, including ceramics, metal works, jewelry from Bronze Age, metal works of 14th century and more. Carpets and carpet items of the 17th-20th cc. include gold and silver adornment, national garment and embroidery and applied art works of modern period.
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum is renowned for consistent research carried out since it's day of establishment. The museum hosts a minimum of 10 local and international exhibitions annually. Pieces from the collection of Azerbaijan Carpet Museum have been exhibited in more than 30 countries such as France, Germany, England, Japan and more.
Experts at the museum examine the carpets in order to define their origin, regional art school, age and value as an art piece. Every carpet has to go through the special committee of examiners before it is exported out of Azerbaijan. On another note, those experts can also advise on purchasing of carpets and applied art.
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum has a special educational program, where visitors can attend lectures and courses on creation of carpets and different types of applied art.
Welcoming store of the museum where visitors can purchase materials such as books about Azerbaijani crafts and small souvenirs is available to public as well.