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The 4th International Biennale of Applied Arts has started in
Director of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, Honored
Cultural Worker Shirin Malikova made a speech on "Azerbaijani
carpet: a New Look at the Ancient Tradition" at the conference held
within the international event, themed "Globalization and
Preservation of National Traditions: the Way Choice", Azernews reports.
She provided insight into the Azerbaijani carpet art and
stressed the importance of its preservation and innovative trends
and the creation of new unique, exclusive carpets.
Shirin Malikova spoke about the multifaceted activities such as
a Research and Training Center of the museum she heads.
Note that the biennale discusses the issues of preserving
applied art is discussed in the current period of globalization of
the economy and mass culture. The event features scientific and
practical conference, an exhibition, master classes, etc.
At the Biennale, Azerbaijan is represented by artist Chingiz
Babayev (CHINGIZ) and Honored Artist Inna Kostina with their
Founded in 1967, the National Carpet Museum holds more than
14,000 exhibits of the finest Azerbaijani carpets.
Initiated by eminent carpet artist Latif Karimov, the museum is
beautiful inside and out.
The museum's new building is designed in the form of a rolled
carpet. Now, the museum hosts multiple events, including
international symposiums, conferences and various exhibitions.
In 2019, the museum received national status for its significant
contribution in popularizing and promoting the Azerbaijani Carpet
In 2020, the Carpet Museum enriched its collection with a
beautiful pile of carpets purchased by the Culture Ministry at the
Sartirana Textile Show in Italy.
The 19th-century Guba carpet "Ugakh" was donated to the Carpet
Museum, while the Garabagh carpet "Chelebi" enriched the collection
of the museum's Shusha branch.
Moreover, the Carpet Museum won Travelers' Choice Awards for the
fourth time in a row last year.
The award proves once again that the professional activity of
the National Carpet Museum is highly appreciated by visitors from
all over the world.
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