The Alisher Navoi State Museum of Literature

The Alisher Navoi State Museum of Literature
Alisher Navoiy nomidagi Davlat Adabiyot Muzeyi
LocationUzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
TypeMuseum of literature arts
DirectorSaidbek Khasananov

The Alisher Navoi State Museum of Literature of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan is a scientific-cultural, educational establishment which mainly focuses on collecting and researching the historical materials and objects which are related to Uzbekistan's history. The museum plays a role in the cultural development of young generations in Uzbekistan and it keeps various documents, manuscripts from the Middle Ages.


The Alisher Navoi State Museum of Literature was first established as the exhibition for the 500 year anniversary of Ali-Shir Nava'i. On the basis of this exhibition in 1947 the government opened the new Literature Museum.

From 1958 the Literature Museum was sent under the Language and Literature Institute, of Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. However, on 18 January 1967 the museum was set to be independent by the edict of the Uzbek government and was given a new 4 level building in Tashkent city. The first director of the museum was H. Sulaymonov. In 1976 the museum again became part of the bigger institution called the Handwritings Museum. On 13 September 1989 the museum was made independent for the second time by the Central committee of Uzbekistan and by the Department of Ministers of Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (UzSSR).

After independence

After the independence of Republic Uzbekistan, The Alisher Navoi State Museum of Literature was given its current name and there are more than 17000 thousand art works, portraits, rare archaeological monuments, samples of national applied art. The Museum is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Some departments at the museum hold research on the history of Uzbek literature. There is a fund of handwritings at the museum, including some unique handwritings. There are more than 65000 documents which are kept in the fund, and those documents cover the archives of 19th century Uzbekistan writers. The museum holds scientific literature. In addition to this, the museum promotes the rich literary heritage of the East.

These departments are currently open at the Alisher Navoi State Museum of Literature:

  • Life and work study of AlisherNavoi
  • Ancient period Uzbek literature
  • Literature of the XVI-XX[1] centuries
  • Department of exposition
  • Modern literature and folklore


The director of the Alisher Navoi State Museum of Literature is Saidbek Khasananov. One academician, and three doctors of sciences, four candidates for the sciences and 50 employees currently work at the museum.


The Museum is located in Navoi street, Tashkent city, Uzbekistan, 100011.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ Between the 16th century and the 20th century
  2. ^ Half of the information is obtained from official web site, article about the museum is Uzbek checked 28.03.2016
  3. ^ Half of the information is obtained from the article about museum in English language checked 28.03.2016

External links

  • Information about the institute
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