Museums

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skartvelo muzeumi

Georgian Museum rich archaeological and ethnography materials, samples of Georgian goldsmith’s work, examples of painting icons are kept in the funds of oldest Museum of Georgia. Among stationary expositions the exhibition of remnants of hominids has been discovered in Dmanisi which are remarkable, which dates back to 1 800 000 years and represents the oldest example of human’s predecessor discovered outside the borders of Africa. Museum also keeps following: numerous materials of archaeological discoveries of Bronze Era and Neolith, diverse Golden Fund.

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okupaciis muzeumi

Soviet Occupation Museum– museum keeps materials related to the period of Soviet occupation (1921-1991), the majority of which have been found from Security Archive, also archives of various museums, depositories, families, including: various types of documents and material things, Minutes of Questionoing, photo materials, installations.

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xelovnebis muzeumi

Art Museum – in the stationary expositions of museum mainly the examples of art are presented from Middle Ages till XX century, special place is given to Gold Fund (Treasury), where unique crafts of Georgian Goldsmith’s works and enamel of VIII-XIX centuries are exhibited, also the ecclesiastic things of ritual designation, fine samples of embroidery, also examples of curving in the wood, painting icon, sculpture, monument painting and mosaic. Museum also keeps the collection of Niko Pirosmanashvili’s works (146 painted canvases).

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tbilisis istoriis muzeumi

Tbilisi Historic Museummuseum Funds keep the collections related to history of Tbilisi, its being and culture. Including, rich archaeological, ethnography, documentary materials, examples of folk applied art, weapon dated back to Bronze Era and product of clay, glazed and other kind of vessel of Feudal Era and other kind of clay vessels, fiancé and china product, military weapon, musical instruments, numismatics, painting and graphic works of Georgian and foreign artists.

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Ethnography Museum under open air

Ethnography Museum under open air – Museum of folk architecture and being; currently 70 residential and agricultural folk architectural examples are kept here brought from various regions of Georgia. 14 ethnography zones are presented to the museum under open air: Kartli, Kakheti, Samegrelo, Imereti, Racha, Adjara, Abkhazia, Svaneti, Samtskhe-Javakheti and other.

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National Gallery

National Gallery – Gallery Funds keep the examples of modern Georgian painting art (painting, graphic, decorative-applied art).

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Svaneti Museum

Svaneti Museummuseum keeps the materials obtained as a result of archaeological excavations on the territory of Svaneti region, unique samples of Georgian ductile art and iconography(Icon of Christ of X century, icons of enthronement Christ of I half of XI century and St. George’s icon of Asani, Icon of Forty Martyrs and Icon of Crucifixion dated back to XII century, painted icons of Virgin Oran’s of IX-X centuries and other, ritual things – IX-XIV century dated and other).

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Signagi Museum

Signagi –  Museum is the museum of first modern standards, where wonderful ethnography, archaeological and medieval era materials are kept. Idol and daily things discovered on various archaeological expeditions since Stone Age to I century B.C. are exhibited in museum. Interesting ethnography materials are gathered here: musical instruments, military weapon, clothes and other interesting samples of city.

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Tsinandali Museum of Alexander Chavchavadze

Tsinandali Museum of Alexander Chavchavadze – Museum is located in the Palace of well-known Georgian poet and public worker Alexander Chavchavaddze (current building was built in 1886 by architect A. Ozerov), where the materials of his life and creative work as well as those of contemporary epoch – epistolary and iconography, various publications of XIX century are gathered. Also decorative park is located on the territory of museum occupying 18 hectares of territory. Together with unique subtropical, medical and technical plants we meet exotic ones (China, America, Japan, countries of Mediterranean Sea and other) as well in the park are met; in 1835 first wine cellar was built in Georgia, unique collection of wine samples (at about 16 500 bottles of wine are bottled in various countries).

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Dmanisi Museum-Reserve

Dmanisi Museum-Reserve – Monument represents the former settlement of Middle Ages, where archaeological works are under taking currently taking place. Internal fortress, secular and idol premises are kept on the former settlements of medieval era. Except the social layer of Middle Ages, Georgian and foreign specialists make researches of geological layer dated back to 1.8 millions of years in Dmanisi, which is distinguished for its numerous remains of animals and primary hominids. Since 1991 till now 5 skulls of hominids have been discovered in Dmanisi, which had never ever taken place in relation to other monument. The results of these excavations have made no changes to international scientific society who thought on their own about re-settlement of hominids from Africa.

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Vani Archaeological Museum-Forest Reserve

Vani archaeological museum-forest reserveon the basis of stocks of rich graveyards discovered in Vani the Gold Fund was created in 1987 which keeps the unique samples of Goldsmith’s works from Vani former settlement. Stationary exposition of Vani Archaeological Museum reflects the evolution period of culture in Vani from VIII century B.C till I century (bronze statues, their separate fragments, golden, silver and bronze crafts, samples of numismatics and other).

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Museum of Samtskhe-Javakheti

Museum of Samtskhe-Javakheti – museum is located on the territory of so-called “Rabat” keeping: important part of cultural inheritance of region: old handwritings, epigraphy monuments, archaeological, numismatic, ethnography materials, photo documents, Fund of handwritten and old printed books. Special importance is given to Georgian lapidary inscriptions.

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Stalin Museum

Stalin Museum – museum complex of public worker and politician I.B. Stalin (1879-1953) working in Soviet period unites Memorial House where Stalin was born, exposition building with tower and personal wagon of Stalin by which he travelled to Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam. Museum also keeps the personal belongings of Stalin, cabinet of Kremlin, handwritings, gifts given from various countries of the world, mask of Stalin (author Manizer).

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Historic-Architectural Museum of the Palaces of Dadianis

Historic-Architectural Museum of the Palaces of Dadianis – museum complex encompasses the Palaces of Queen of Mingrelia, Ekaterine Chavchavadze-Dadiani and nobleman Niko Dadiani. Here the botanic garden built by Dadianis is also. It keeps the samples of goldsmith’s works dated I century B.C. – XIX century A.D., archaeological material reflecting the culture of ancient Greece and old Kolketi, collection of holy things of Christianity, the samples of European applied arts (Bulleh, Rococo, Ampir’s style); relics of family members of Emperors of France (including especially those things related to the name of Napoleon Bonaparte), Russia, Spain, and noblemen of MIngrelia, handwritten books and certificates of XV-XIX centuries, library of Dadianis and Napoleon Bonaparte

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