Virtual meeting by means of skype between Azerbaijan National Museum of Art and Taras Shevchenko National Museum

On April 7, 2017 in Azerbaijan National Museum of Art was held virtual meeting by means of skype between Azerbaijan National Museum of Art and Taras Shevchenko National Museum. At meeting participated assistant director on scientific-educational works Marta Lopatich, active members of The Azerbaijan National Committee of the International Council of Museums and workers of Azerbaijan National Museum of Art. Worker of National Museum of Ukraine under the name of Taras Shevchenko conducted the museum tour. Later was held exchange of views between participants. It should be noted that on December, 2016 was signed the contract between director of Azerbaijan National Museum of Art Chingiz Farzaliyev and director of Taras Shevchenko National Museum Dmitri Stus.

   

The Second Family Festival held in museum

On March 10-12, 2017 the Azerbaijan National Museum of Art (ANMA) hosts the second Family Festival at a Museum – a joint project of the museum and "Milli Irsimiz" curatorial team.

This new initiative supported by the country’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, aims at expanding museum audience and boundaries of a museum making it attractive for families.

The idea of a family festival is the first step in filling this gap and promoting museums as a place of informative and exciting family entertainment.

For the second edition of the Family Festival in a Museum ANMA team and invited guests (People's Artist Arif Huseynov, author of tales Kamran Alioghlu and Farid Gorkhmazoghlu, Oksana Sergeyeva, artist Aydan Mamadova) and organizations (“Chelebi” brand, “Rasm” jewellery brand, club “Kilimchi”, children's club “Sevimli Bala”, education and entertainment portal “Family Tram”) prepared thematic activities and workshops specifically catered for "adult + child" pairs. Museum also presented 20-minute interactive tours for a more focused study of museum collection. In the frames of the festival was applied practical training of the colleagues from New York's Museum of Modern Art –according to permanent exhibition “Azerbaijani Art through Millenniums” were held such games as “Turn into A Painting”, “Memory”, “Photo-hunting”, “Find the differences”.

   

Concert devoted to Novruz holiday

On March 18 concert devoted to Novruz holiday was held in Azerbaijan National Museum of Art. On the concert were performed holiday songs by pupils of Secondary Specialized Music School named after Bulbul. Pupils performed compositions of U.Hajibayov “Jangi”, Chopin “Waltzes”, F.Amirov “Dance of Love”, T.Guliyev “Spring Song” and other great composers of the world and Azerbaijan. Songs “Jangi” of U.Hajibayov, “Shalakho” of S.Alasgarov, folk song “Sweetheart” (“Mahbubam”) aroused a special interest. Performance of the director of Secondary Specialized Music School named after Bulbul,People's Artist Teymur Goychayev with pupils was a nice surprise. After concert programme Denis Lemarchal, Managing Director & Chief Representative in Azerbaijan at Total congratulated all the participants of event on the Novruz holiday, highly appreciated performance by schoolchildren and wished them success in their creative work. Then Denis Lemarchal and his guests were acquainted with a permanent exhibition“Azerbaijani art through millenniums”.

   

Holiday festival devoted to Novruz held in museum

On March, 18 in Azerbaijan National Museum of Art was held charitable holiday festival devoted to Novruz holiday. There was held concert by pupils of Art Gymnasium under the National Conservatoire of Azerbaijan Republic. The Deputy Director of Public Affairs Gamar Melikova made an opening speech. She welcomed the guests and congratulated all the participants of event on the Novruz holiday. Director of Art Gymnasium under the National Conservatoire of Azerbaijan Republic Aytan Ahmadova also said her congratulations. The guests of the charitable event were children of boarding school for the children deprived from parental care № 1 and special boarding school for physically handicapped № 12 located in Khazar region. On holiday festival interesting small scenes, merry holiday songs and dances were performed by pupils of Art Gymnasium. After presentation to children Novruz khonchasi (sweeties) they participated in special interactive excursion. They had a good impression about the museum.

   

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