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 The State Museum of Art named after I. V. Savicky

  The State Museum of Art named after I. V. Savicky (Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art) is the main attraction of Nukuscity, the capital of Karakalpakstan. The museum was founded on 15 of Febraury, 1966.

  Igor Vitailevich Savicky studied at the Moscow Art institute, but during the Second World War he was evacuated to Central Asia. Here he got acquainted with amazing history and ancient culture of Karakalpakstan. The museum’s collection is unique. To date, the museum’s collection includes more than 90 000 exhibits. These are the pictures of Uzbek artists, items of applied art of ancient Khoresm and Karakalpakstan, as well as several copies of Louvre’s exhibits.

  The exposition of the museum complement archeological finds that tell about the history of ancient Khorezm, unique terracotta statuettes, items of ceramic and bronze. Besides all-above mentioned, there are the collection of traditional carpets, hand embroidery, appliqués, and a rich collection of Karakalpak jewelry of silver.

  The State Museum of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I. V. Savicky takes the second place in the largest collection of Russian avant-garde. On the significance it is the second only to the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.


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