Archive of Arts & Culture

Museum of the History of Almaty

The museum was founded in 2002. It displays Almaty history from ancient times to the present. The museum funds consist of 35 577 items.

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The Museum Of Rare Books

The Museum of Rare Books was founded in 2010. It includes more than 500 rare books from national and foreign ancient manuscripts to manuscriptal and age-old books written using Arab, Latin and Cyrillic type and chronologically covering period from the 18th-19th centuries to the 40s of the 20th century.

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Art Lane

Art Lane unites a gallery, a coffee shop and a library. The gallery features the works of local artists. The various master classes and art evenings are also held at the site. The tickets are available at Ticketon.kz website.

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Kulanshi Art Space

Kulanshi Art Space is a joint project of ForteBank and the Kulanshi Center for Contemporary Art. The idea belongs to Bulat Utemuratov, the main shareholder of the bank, who in 2016 returned the Kazakh masterpieces to his homeland. The art gallery opens exhibitions of domestic and foreign artists every month. The permanent exhibition features printed

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Museum of Books

The unique museum has more than 20,000 books, manuscripts, publications and rare books.  

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Museum of Geology of Kazakhstan

The samples of all the mineral resources found in Kazakhstan can be studied at the Museum of Geology of Kazakhstan. It presents the best examples of ores and minerals that were collected from all over Kazakhstan. The museum has the original elevator and the hall, which are designed as an underground space. This hall imitates horizontal

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Almaty Museum

The new museum is located at the former Vernensky orphanage constructed by famous architect Pavel Gurde, who played a significant role in the history of the city. The museum has more than 40,000 exhibits, divided into 11 epochs: “Ancient history of Almaty,” “Medieval history of Almaty,” “At the origins of Kazakh statehood,” “Ethnography of Zhetysu,” “Vernyi period

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Astana Ballet

Astana Ballet Theater was founded in 2012 on the initiative of the Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev. The first performance of the Theater took place in July 2013 and it became clear immediately: the audience accepted the theater and fell in love. Today the team has thousands of fans not only in Kazakhstan, but also

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Tengri Umai Gallery

Tengri-Umai, a contemporary art gallery, as one of the first private galleries in Kazakhstan, was opened in April 1992. Its history is closely connected with the new history of art of the country. Initially, the gallery worked not only in the national art market, but also positioned itself as a new cultural center open to

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Aspan Gallery

Aspan Gallery is a modern art gallery located in Almaty. The gallery presents and supports the Central Asian artists by holidng the exhibitions, making the publications and creating the educational programs and residences. The gallery initiated a series of solo exhibitions of Central Asian contemporary artists in cooperation with the Kasteyev State Museum of Arts in 2015.  Aspan Gallery

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