Tashkent

Inauguration of the New Building of the Beruni Library

Inauguration of the New Building of the Beruni Library

A remarkable event took place in Tashkent – The inauguration of the splendid new premises of the Beruni Library of the Institute of Oriental Studies…

Lutheran Church in Tashkent

Lutheran Church in Tashkent

Tashkent is a hectic, rapidly expanding modern city, with a population that is fast approaching three million. Yet the noise and frenetic energy of the central squares suddenly, within a…

Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan

Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan

This is located in an enchanting building that, like Leighton House in London, was constructed in ‘oriental style’ (with discreet modern conveniences). It was originally the home of Alexander Polovtsev…

The State Museum of Art

The State Museum of Art

In January 1918, Grand Duke Nikolai Konstantinovich Romanov (grandson of Tsar Nicholas I), who had lived in exile in Tashkent for many years, died. Almost immediately, his art collection was…

The State Museum of History

The State Museum of History

Founded in 1876, this is one of Central Asia’s largest and oldest collections of art and archaeological artefacts. Walking through the museum is like being transported in a time…

Museum of Communication History

Museum of Communication History

This is mostly devoted to the development of modern communications systems (mid-20th century onwards) in Uzbekistan. The exhibits are well displayed and the labelling is excellent. For the less…

Othman (Usmon) Quran in Tashkent

Othman (Usmon) Quran in Tashkent

One of the greatest treasures of Uzbekistan, and a part of our common world heritage, is the ‘Othman Quran’ (Usmon Qur’oni in modern Uzbek). This magnificent, awe-inspiring manuscript…