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Nazarbayev Center – founded in 2012, the institute includes the library of the First President, which can be visited freely and read the memoirs of the president, there is also a museum of the First President, a development center, a multifunctional hall and an exhibition pavilion. The center is visited annually by more than 200,000 people. The building, like many other buildings in Astana, was designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster. The roof of the modern building is tilted to the north, towards the Presidential Palace, and consists of glass panels 15 mm thick. The total area of the complex is more than 30,000 square meters.

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The Nazarbayev Center is a cultural center located in the center of the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. The building is located between the Presidential Palace and the Pyramid of Peace and Accord (the palace). GPS coordinates: 51°06'58" N 71°26'34" E

Purpose, activity

The main subject of the activity of the Nazarbayev Center is the creation and further improvement of a unified and active information space for the study and popularization of the history of statehood in Kazakhstan.

The purpose of the state institution is to organize and conduct a systematic study of the history of statehood in Kazakhstan, to promote further humanitarian, cultural, socio-economic and socio-political development, to promote the strengthening of the principles of civil equality and patriotism in Kazakh society, to study and popularize the history, theory and practice of Kazakh statehood, to ensure interaction and cooperation of civil society institutions, mass media.

To achieve these goals, the state institution carries out its activities in four directions: research and expert-analytical, humanitarian-educational and educational, library-archival and information activities, muraizhai activities.

In addition, the main direction is to promote the development of international cooperation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in political, social, humanitarian and other spheres, the dissemination of the doctrine of Kazakhstan, its role in the international community.


The Nazarbayev Center participates in the formation and implementation of state policy in the field of education and humanitarian and educational activities.

Participates on an ongoing basis in the preparation and development of a series of public discussion platforms, educational courses, lectures of popular science and specialized courses, master classes, as well as individual lectures and seminars dedicated to important events and forums, thematic decades.

The Center organizes operational interactive video tutorials, voting, discussions on topical issues of socio-cultural, socio-political, humanitarian and educational topics.


The library of the first President of Kazakhstan has about 25,000 books. The library with reading rooms is open to the public on working days.

Museum, exhibition

The adjacent museum presents exhibits dedicated to the history of Kazakhstan. At the same time, the personality of Nazarbayev comes to the fore, first of all. Exhibits include, for example, gifts from other heads of state, orders or personal belongings of the president. In addition, special exhibitions are constantly held in the center, such as the exhibition "Presidents and Astana", which in 2017 covered the development of the capital of Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Description of the museum 1st floor

The Hall of Independent Kazakhstan and its founder, President N.A.Nazarbayev.

The main idea of the exhibition:

To show Kazakhstan and the world community all the stages of development and formation of an independent state under the leadership of the Leader of the Nation – the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbayev. On the way to the liberal construction of social relations and the economy – the image of the leader of the nation, who ensures perseverance and consistency in solving topical issues, has achieved a high status of the country at the international finish, has made tireless efforts to establish new strong ties with foreign countries, has become a symbol of independence and statehood of the Republic of Kazakhstan, is an important figure in the modern world community. reveal the properties of the faces;

The exposition consists of four main parts:

President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbayev is the founder of the state. President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev and the people. President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbayev is a reformer. President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev is a world-class leader.

Quotes from the basic laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan are placed on the columns of the hall on the showcases located along the embankment. To the left of the hall: The National Flag, Coat of Arms, Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan. To the right of the hall: the image of Ak Horde and Bayterek. - In the exposition of the hall there is a gallery of gifts presented to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev by the heads of foreign states and representatives of other states.

Hall of Ethnography

The Ethnography Hall is one of the richest halls of the museum exposition in terms of its content. In this hall there are the creations of folk artisans. Among them, wooden, metal, leather, wool accessories for the home and the national collection of household items are widely represented. Various women's jewelry made of silver are presented. A variety of rings, bracelets, jewelry and fringes in the national style, distinguished by their national coloring, which has undergone amazing processing, attract attention. In the very center of the hall there is a snow–white felt yurt, which has become a link of the Kazakh people. A yurt is a dwelling of nomadic and semi-neighborly peoples of Central Asia, adapted for migration.

Kasiet Hall

The hall contains unique, unique exhibits. These are: clothes of great figures of the Kazakh people, musical instruments from the collection of Bulat Sarybayev, weapons and jewelry of national color. A special place in the exposition of the hall is given to the robe of the Kazakh Khan Abylai Khan, who in the XVIII century strengthened the political power of the Kazakh Khanate, was recognized as an amazing diplomat, a brilliant politician, a vigilant strategist. In addition, Kazybek bi's robe, Fatima Khanim's camisole, the clothes of the Kazakh bride, the belt of the famous wrestler of our country Baluan Sholak are presented to the guests of the museum.

2nd floor

The Archaeological Gallery highlights the history of the Ancient world of Kazakhstan from the Paleolithic era to the end of the Middle Ages.

Based on the study of paleoanthropological materials of the Bronze Age, ideas about the diversity and appearance of Andronovites arose. Archaeological works, called "women's jewelry and clothing in the Andronovo culture of the Bronze Age", were carried out and reconstructed based on a scientific basis. The author of the project was the famous archaeologist of Kazakhstan K. Akishev, who laid the foundation for a comprehensive study of the monuments of the Bronze Age in the 80s of the XX century.

In the VI century, a new stage in the development of statehood began, which is associated with the creation of the first Eurasian empire of the Turkic Khaganate, which includes the land territory of the country.During the Middle Ages (IX-XII centuries), cities will be improved, Kazakhstan will become the center of urban civilization. As a result of archaeological work, rare materials were collected that inform about the level of urban culture and the life of citizens for two thousand years.

Since ancient times, one of the remarkable cities that are the center of unique monuments of architectural art and settled culture has been the city of Taraz. The heyday and heyday of the city of Taraz was the period of the Karakhanids of the XI-XII centuries. During these periods, the number of mints increased. Dirhams, coins issued during the Karakhanid dynasty, are displayed in the showcases.

The hall of antiquity presents a collection of amazing exhibits of ancient nomads of Kazakhstan, the ancient Iron Age, Saka culture. In 1996, 50 kilometers east of the city of Almaty, a group of scientists led by K. Akyshev discovered the Issyk mound (V century BC), which is one of the iconic archaeological monuments of the Saka period. A Saka warrior buried in ceremonial clothes (IV-III centuries BC) was found in the mound.). During the research of gold products in the clothes of the buried Saka warrior, metalwork, modeling, bas-relief, relief and contour stamping, embossing and engraving became a rare example of world-class and proved the fluency of Saka masters.

In 1999, during archaeological excavations led by Z. Samashev, a wonderfully preserved corpse of a Saka leader who lived in the IV-III centuries BC was discovered in the Berel Kurgan of the Katon-Karagai district of the East Kazakhstan region.
Together with the Saka leader, 13 mummified red horses were buried, four of which were crowned with tauteke horns and leather masks decorated with gold.

One of the next remarkable exhibits in the hall "antiquity" is the anthropological and archaeological reconstruction of the clothes and weapons of the Sarmatian leader (III–II centuries BC). All the clothes of a warrior who lived hundreds of years ago were called the second "golden man" in Kazakhstan due to the fact that it was covered with gold and gold plates different images.
In the hall "Kazak Alemi" there are personal collections of a prominent state and public figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Akim of Astana I. Tasmagambetov.

These collections, collected over twenty years, represent a unique figurative and applied, elusive and very rare handmade art of Kazakhstan. Many of them are characteristic of the XVIII-XX centuries, and are also among the unified artifacts of national culture belonging to the ancient historical periods of the Kazakh people. The works of the masters who have come down to us carry huge historical and artistic values, from the roots of a century ago to the present.

The collection includes various items and jewelry, women's and men's belts, military tools and weapons, women's hats and musical instruments.
Each exhibit is valuable in its own way, but especially the most common women's jewelry can be distinguished.

3rd floor

The historical gallery shows the long-term development of statehood on the territory of Kazakhstan (Xvg.) covers the period from the second half to the end of 1986. The exposition space is divided into periods: XV-XVII centuries, XIX. the second half-XX. the history and culture of Kazakhstan at the beginning of the XX century, the political situation of Kazakh society at the beginning of the XX century, national liberation movements, the Soviet period. Each exhibit in the historical gallery recalls various events of that time, the centuries-old struggle of the Kazakh people for their independence, the military exploits of heroes, tragic events that took the lives of our beginners...

4th floor

On the fourth floor there is an exhibition dedicated to the traditional Islamic and Orthodox religions of Kazakhstan.

The main purpose of the exhibition is to show the important role of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the formation of the unity of the multinational and multi-confessional people of the independent, sovereign, democratic state of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The exposition of the exhibition includes about 100 exhibits. Remarkable are the amazing books in Arabic, the Qur'an-Karim and rare icons, church objects.

The exhibition of the gallery "Astana: Past and Present" presents exhibits aimed at the formation and strengthening of the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the development of the young capital – Astana. Now Astana is, first of all, a symbol of our country's independence. This city continues to flourish, highlighting the bright events of the new era, achieving many successes with the common strength of its people, living peacefully in thousands and numbers.

Astana is a city with a rich history of the past, despite the fact that it is a young capital. Archaeological finds of the city of Bozok, historical documents, photographs, household items, dishes, clothes and many other exhibits of the gallery show visitors a vivid picture of the past of Astana and how our city has changed today.

5th floor

The art gallery for art lovers not only in Kazakhstan, but also in many countries of the world presents the works and decorative and applied art of famous Kazakh masters. Modern fine art in Kazakhstan last year was filled with the achievements of artists. In their works, artists masterfully transformed paints, painted them in different colors, showed images familiar in world history, patterns of nature.

The gallery presents works by famous artists and masters of art A. Ismaylov, K. Mullashev, G. Telgoziev, E. Tolepbay, M. Kalimov, A. Duzelkhanov, B. Zaurbekova and other masters. The Art gallery is constantly replenished thanks to exhibitions dedicated to special days, events not only in Kazakhstan, but also

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