Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (MUSEUMS)

Created: 2015-02-07 18:17
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: The National Museum of Kalmykia was founded in 1921, but opened its doors to the public in 1931. Destroyed during World War II, it was restored 1960. Today the Museum houses more than 70,000 artifacts, many of them rare, related to Kalmyk culture, lifestyle and history. It has several branches in places such as Lagan, Gorodovikovsk, Yashkul, Yashalta, and Ketchenery. A museum dedicated to the famous Kalmyk Jangar singer Eelyan Ovla was opened in his native village of Iki-Bukhus in 1972. Besides state-sponsored museums, many secondary schools also have small museums or ‘corners of Kalmyk culture’. Recently, people started to open private museums. Two of them are the Museum of Nomadic Culture by Yuriy Sangadzhiev and the Museum of Oirat Culture founded by Basan Zakharov, both of whom are in Elista.
 

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Ais Sandzhiev, Tsagan-Nur Secondary School Museum

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Ais is the director of a museum in a secondary school in Tsagan-Nur village. Established in 1963, the museum added the Room of Military Pride in 1975, and in 1983 moved to current...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (MUSEUMS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 20 Feb 2017


Svetlana Batyreva, Museum of Traditional Culture

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Svetlana shows and explains the artifacts kept in the Museum of the Kalmyk Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Science in Elista.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (MUSEUMS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 3 Sep 2018