The Astana Opera Museum Is on Trend


International Museum Day is celebrated every year on May 18. Astana Opera has its own custodians of the memory of the leading figures of musical culture and the history of opera and ballet art, Delovoy Kazakhstan reports.

Every year, new exhibits are added to the opera house’s museum treasury, and bright, memorable exhibitions are held here every month.

Museum Day appeared on the calendar in 1977, when at a regular meeting of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) it was decided to establish this cultural holiday.

The Astana Opera Museum was established much later, in 2013. Its founder was Apriza Khussainova, “Madeniyet Qairatkeri”, member of the Presidium of the Expo&Women International Association. In the opera house museum, she collected documents, materials and personal belongings of prominent figures of the country’s theatrical art. Thanks to her, a piano that belonged to the Baiseitov family was added to the opera house museum. This historical instrument was transported from Almaty to Nur-Sultan in the baggage compartment of the Mangilik El train.