Azerbaijan National Committee of International Council of Museums 

Beynəlxalq Muzeylər Şurasının   Azərbaycan Milli Komitəsi
   Historical museums and reserves  
   Azerbaijan State Museum of History of Religion
  Address: 123a, Neftchilar ave., Baku AZ1000
Telephone: (994 12) 493 92 43
  Hours of work: from 9 am to 18 pm; closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Belonging: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Foundation: 1967

Brief description: The scientific fund of the museum consists of artifacts reflecting religious ideas of primitive people, examples of painting, sculpture and graphic arts related to Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam and various documentary materials (photographs, books, manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, etc.). Among the buddhistic exhibits, there is the small cast statue of Buddha decorated with different stones. Judaism is represented by the copies of Talmud, Tanakh published at the beginning of the 19th century as well as by different things of the synagogue interior. There are originally designed copies of Gospel and Bible, Orthodox icons and clothes of priests. A great number of things related to Islam are kept in the museum: manuscripts and copies of "Koran" and "Comments to Koran", religious works of the Azerbaijan artists, different ritual things and photographs.

 
 Azerbaijan National Committee of ICOM 1993-2006  All right reserved  Disign by Azerbaijan Republic