The Kyrgyz State Historical Museum is closed to visitors since March 25 in connection with the beginning of reconstruction works. The Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism reported.
The reconstruction will take place in two stages. The first involves the end of repairs and lighting of the facade of the museum and the adjacent front area (up to Ala-Too Square) by August 31. Reconstruction of the Historical Museum, which will meet all the modern requirements, will be fully completed at the second stage.
Work on the storage of exhibits and evaluation of plaster sculptures on Lenin theme, which started looking dated due to unfavorable microclimate in the museum, is being carried out. After the completion of the reconstruction, most of the exhibits will be removed to Leniniada section.
An expert from Russia - the doctor of historical sciences, professor, member of the International Council of Museums under UNESCO Alexey Neverkovich was invited for dismantling of the sculptures and ceiling paintings.
The State Historical Museum was founded in 1925. Modern building was constructed in 1984. Today the museum is one of the largest in Central Asia. There are 135,000 rare artifacts and the unique monuments of culture and history of the Kyrgyz people.