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Countless museums across the country have reopened after the
easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
The pandemic caused widespread damage to the museum industry in
Art institutions had to put creative energy into finding
innovative ways to engage with the public.
Now the country's museums are welcoming back art aesthetes,
showcasing some of the best examples of Azerbaijani and world
In general, compared to 2021, 2022 saw an increase in the number
of museum visitors.
This is confirmed by the statistics of several museums operating
under the Culture Ministry, Azernews reports, citing azertac .
In 2022, the Azerbaijani National Carpet Museum was visited by
70,608 people. In 2021, the museum was visited by only 14,398
Moreover, the museum received a Certificate of Tripadvisor
Travellers' Choice for the fifth time and the Humay National Prize
- another indicator of the museum's successful activities.
The National Art Museum also saw an increase in the number of
visitors compared to the previous year. Around 25,109 art lovers
viewed the museum's expositions in 2022.
Here art connoisseurs have a chance to enjoy the best examples
of decorative-applied arts of Western Europe. Over 3,000 items in
60 rooms are on permanent display at the museum. Around 12,000
items are kept in storage.
The State Museum of Musical Culture and its branches were
visited by 8,731 people. Some 3,203 people visited the museum
branches, including Niyazi House- Museum, Gara Garayev
House-Museum, Vagif Mustafazada House-Museum as well as the
museum's permanent exhibition of Azerbaijani folk musical
Through its activities, the Museum of Musical Culture aims at
preserving and promoting the Azerbaijani history of music.
Nearly 6,590 people visited the Azerbaijan Independence Museum.
The main goal of the museum is to highlight the national
independence movement of Azerbaijan at different stages of
Meanwhile, the National History Museum attracted the interest of
12,800 history lovers. The largest museum in the country was
originally the private residence of Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev, who
was the famous national oil baron remembered for his generous
The total number of visitors to the National Literature Museum
was 6,933, while the State Theater Museum received 1,683 visitors,
and Uzeyir Hajibayli House-Museum - 716 people.
At the same time, 1,326 museum lovers visited Huseyn Javid
House-Museum last year.
The number of museum visitors is expected to increase this
The year 2023 has been declared the Year of Heydar Aliyev in
Numerous national and international events are planned for this