INFORMATION FOR VISITORS
The Museum is open daily, except Monday (and the last day of each month), from 10:00 to 18:00. Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing time.
Adults: 500 tenge
Schoolchildren and students of art institutions: 200 tenge
Pensioners and students: 300 tenge
WWII veterans, labour veterans, disabled persons, children under the age of 7 and museum employees: free
For information, please call: +7 (727) 394 57 15
Аccording to the Ministry of Culture and Sports’ instruction, every third Sunday of the month admission to our Museum will be free. Free admission will be also for the school students during all school breaks.
A.Kasteyev State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan (opposite the National Bank)
22/1 Koktem-3 microdistrict,
Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
Director (reception) tel. +7 (727) 394 5519
Deputy for general questions tel. +7 (727) 394 5709
Deputy on science tel. +7 (727) 394 5702
Deputy for exhibitions tel. +7 (727) 394 5726
Press Secretary tel. +7 (727) 394 5718
Tel. +7 (727) 394 5719
Tel. +7 (727) 394 5525
The house of the famous artist Abylkhan Kasteev was handed over to the state by his family in March 2004 for the opening of the artist's museum there. This year was considered the year of A. Kasteev and the celebrations in honor of the 100th anniversary of the artist were held under the auspices of UNESCO. The House-Museum of the Artist at the State Museum of Arts named after A. Kasteev with the placement in it of the Center for the Study of A. Kasteev's Heritage was opened on February 17, 2014
The building is a one-story house of the mid-twentieth century, now a monument of history and culture, built by the order of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR D.A. Kunaev in 1955 (this position was held by D.A. Kunaev from 1955 to 1960), specially for the large family of A. Kasteev. In 1958, the artist and his family moved to this house, however, in 1966 it was completely demolished and another was built in its place. a workshop was attached to the house, where the artist created various works of art. The construction of the house was carried out according to the project of the chief architect of Almaty, Orazymbetov N. The house is located in the eastern part of Almaty, behind the Malaya Almatinka river on Bekhozhin street (formerly Gorodskaya street). The house has been preserved in its original form: living room, 3 bedrooms, workshop, kitchen, bathroom, veranda; there is a garden attached to the house.The total area of the museum is 0.7 hectares, the total area of the house is 142.5 m2 , of which exposition and exhibition-100m 2 , service-40m 2 .
A. Kasteev lived and worked in the house since 1958. until the end of his life - November 2, 1973. In the workshop, the artist created such canvases as "Sarbazy Amangeldy", "Turksib", "Kapchagai hydroelectric power station", "Kenen Azerbaev", numerous watercolor works. Painters, actors, writers, poets, musicians, teachers, students, journalists, fellow countrymen and numerous relatives gathered in the house. It talked about art, about pressing problems, their solutions and much more. This house was visited by the brightest representatives of the Kazakh intelligentsia: the famous composer Nurgisa Tlendiev, the dancer Shara Zhienkulova, the artist from Uzbekistan Oral Tansykbaev, the artist from Kyrgyzstan Gappar Aitiev, the cameraman and film director - Iskandir Tynyshpaev (son of the Kazakh public figure, a member of the "Alashidjana" Mukhampaev).The famous Kastey tea drinking at the samovar in the gazebo was not just a rest, here they talked about art, discussed, discussed the latest cultural achievements, dreamed about the future of the country. This house received various foreign delegations: an American delegation headed by Rockwell Kent, a delegation of artists from Armenia, Mongolia, and Hungary. Artists of the older generation were regulars at these creative tea parties: Khakimzhan Nauryzbaev, Moldakhmet Kenbaev, Uke Azhiev, Sakhi Romanov, Aubakir Ismailov, Zhanatay Shardenov and many others.Artists of the older generation were regulars at these creative tea parties: Khakimzhan Nauryzbaev, Moldakhmet Kenbaev, Uke Azhiev, Sakhi Romanov, Aubakir Ismailov, Zhanatay Shardenov and many others.Artists of the older generation were regulars at these creative tea parties: Khakimzhan Nauryzbaev, Moldakhmet Kenbaev, Uke Azhiev, Sakhi Romanov, Aubakir Ismailov, Zhanatay Shardenov and many others.
The exposition of the House-Museum presents things and objects of A. Kasteev and his family members. Each exhibit is an object of the creative process or household use: furniture, easel, household items, sketchbooks, boxes, hand-made graphics made by A. Kasteev, convenient for storage and transportation, photographic materials, archival documents.
The A. Kasteev Heritage Research Center is engaged in the collection and study of the artistic heritage of Abylkhan Kasteev, educational and educational activities. The House-Museum of A. Kasteev hosts various thematic events dedicated to the life and work of the artist. In addition to the permanent exposition, exhibitions of children's and youth's artistic creativity are exhibited, excursions are held, creative meetings with artists and other creative intelligentsia,
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Inquiries by phone - 291-89-08
House-Museum of A. Kasteev is located at the address: Almaty, Bekhozhin street, house number 6-A
Art laboratory invites everyone
The most daring experiments in the field of art. Let yourself plunge into the world of creativity and creative ideas together with the ART LABORATORY of the Kasteev Museum.
The schedule and cost of classes can be specified by phone: +7 (727) 394 5715
In the art studio of the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan im. A. Kasteeva "Art Laboratory" is attended by children of different age categories: from the smallest (4 years old) to boys and girls (16 years old) and older. Classes in the art studio contribute to the formation of an aesthetic perception of the world among students.
Studying programs in the studio are aimed at developing imagination and abstract thinking. There is also a preparatory program for art education. In the art studio, children draw with paints, charcoal, pastels, crayons, etc. In addition to painting classes, children are engaged in sculpture and modeling, as well as create various art objects.
Central Exhibition Hall of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A. Kasteeva is located in the very center of the administrative, cultural and business part of the city of Almaty. Every year, art exhibitions, projects and actions are organized here, where artists from Kazakhstan and other CIS countries present their work. The Central Exhibition Hall operates in accordance with the exhibition concept of the museum.
The main tasks of the exhibition hall are to contribute to the development and popularization of the fine arts of Kazakhstan, to form in its viewers, especially in the younger generation, artistic taste, breadth of interests, creativity of thinking.
Address : st. Zheltoksan, 137, corner. st. Zhambyla
Phone +7 (727) 267-40-22
+7 (727) 267-40-17
Opening hours 10: 00-18: 00
Day off : Monday
Collection of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A. Kasteeva is the largest repository of works of fine and decorative applied art in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which has about 25,000 exhibits and is one of the best collections in the CIS in terms of artistic merit. The main task of the storage department is to ensure the preservation of museum values, as well as to create favorable conditions for their storage and study. Museum funds are subject to strict state registration, therefore, all arriving exhibits must be registered in the accounting sector of the museum with the preparation of relevant documents and assignment of a serial number. Museum funds, systematization, accounting and preservation of the collection - this is the basis on which the museum exists and determines all the work of curators. Activation of works,issued outside the storage facilities with a description of preservation, constant work on the filing cabinet (author's general and working), photographing works, issuing for description, arranging exhibitions and preparing for shipment, working on the general catalog of the museum - this is only a visible part of the custodian's work.
The entire collection of the museum in the repositories is divided by types of storage: Painting by old masters, Old Russian art (icons), painting of Kazakhstan, Graphics, jewelry fund, Leather, Weaving, Felt, Tapestries, Contemporary arts and crafts, Oriental fund, Sculpture fund. With the assistance and assistance of UNESCO, the museum's accounting department has developed a special program for working on the collection. All museum works are entered into the database with the legend of receipt and photographs, and are constantly updated with new data about the works received by the museum. Verification of the availability of funds, compilation of lists of conservation and restoration of works - a system of guaranteeing the integrity of the entire collection of the museum.
In the museum and storage facilities, everything is foreseen and thought out for the proper storage of works of art: large light rooms, pull-out panels for paintings, shelving 1, 2 and 3-tier, specialized display cabinets, cabinets and tables for graphic works, shafts for carpets and tapestries. Centralized conditioned supply of warm (in winter) and cool (in summer) air, compliance with humidity and light conditions, measurement and regulation of temperature and humidity conditions twice during the working day (morning and evening) - is carried out by an experienced climatologist engineer, and all this contributes to the correct storage of the collection museum in accordance with the "Instructions for the storage of cultural property."
The Restoration Center plays an important role in preserving the museum's collection. Experienced museum restorers have completed internships in leading restoration centers in Russia and are rightfully considered masters of their craft. Preventive examination of the museum funds, in order to identify works in need of restoration, a description of the preservation, conservation and restoration of works are the imperceptible and daily work of the Center's specialists. All processes of their work are reflected in the Restoration Passports and are carried out under the constant supervision of the Museum's Restoration Council.
The study and popularization of the traditions of folk applied art is one of the important activities of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A. Kasteeva at this stage of development, when the revival of national culture is especially important. The "Department for the Study of Folk and Contemporary Applied Arts of Kazakhstan", which is a structural subdivision of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A. Kasteev.
Among the main goals and objectives of the department are: popularization and promotion of works of folk art in Kazakhstan. These functions of the department include the following activities:
- research activity, which includes research work on a selected topic in the field of applied folk, modern decorative arts and culture of Kazakhstan; publication of research results in the works of the museum, catalogs, special cultural, scientific and artistic, and other publications;
- scientific exposition work, which implies the development of thematic exposition plans for permanent and temporary exhibitions; the implementation of a permanent exhibition on the subject of the center, participation in the construction of expositions of temporary exhibitions, including offsite; preparation of advertising materials for exhibitions of the center (annotations, booklets, press releases, etc.);
- scientific, popularization and methodological work. Development of scientific and methodological manuals for excursions, lectures and other areas;
- conducting thematic lectures and excursions, including field lectures to educational institutions.
The "Foreign Art" department unites several sections: "Russian art of the 17th - early 20th centuries." ", as well as works of the near and far abroad. The tasks of the department are to study, systematize, and promote foreign art.
The collection of the department is distinguished by a high artistic level, historical sequence, a variety of national schools, a wide range of styles and trends.
The employees of the department carry out research work: compiling catalogs of the collection, attribution of works, participation in scientific-practical and theoretical conferences, publications in collections of scientific papers, participation in presentations at conferences of various levels.
An important part of the department's activities is exhibition work: drawing up thematic and exposition plans for permanent and temporary exhibitions, preparing advertising materials for the department's exhibitions. Contacts with visitors are very important - these are excursions and lectures. The scientific staff of the center give lectures on world art and conduct excursions to all the halls of the museum.
The department actively cooperates with various foreign museums and public organizations - Pushkin Museum im. A.S. Pushkin, the St. Petersburg State Museum-Institute of the Roerich Family, the State Russian Museum, the State Memorial Historical, Art and Natural Museum-Reserve of V.D. Polenov (Russia), the Cultural Inventory Foundation (Holland), the Consulate General of China and the Cultural Center of Japan in Almaty, the Museum of Ceramics and Porcelain (Jingdezhen, China), etc.
The main goals and objectives of the department are scientific research, attribution, cataloging, expertise, promotion of works of fine art in Kazakhstan. Having the most complete collection of works of Kazakhstani art, starting from the early stages of its formation, the department staff study the features of the development of its types and genres, the work of individual masters, the characteristics of the historical periods that formed the national art school of Kazakhstan.
The creation of the history of the fine arts of Kazakhstan is a priority topic of scientific research of the department, since this type of art, being not traditional for the national culture, reflects in the process of its formation the development of a new national mentality and new imagery in modern conditions. The research results are albums, catalogs, articles published in separate editions, publications in scientific and popular journals, works of the A. Kasteev State Museum of Fine Arts.
A significant place in the department's activities is occupied by curatorial work with temporary and visiting exhibitions. The implementation of the exhibition project, carried out by the curator, includes a set of measures that ensure the full functioning of the exhibition - from developing a concept to drawing up an exposition and all the necessary information materials.
The staff of the department read lectures on various topics of fine art and guided tours of the museum's expositions in Kazakh and Russian. The structure of the department includes two divisions - the painting sector and the graphics and sculpture sector.
Tel. 8 (727) 394 57 05
The employees of the department are graduates of art and culture universities, whose professional efforts, experience and skills are aimed at fulfilling the main task of the museum - popularizing all types of museum activities, its collection, all world art by providing excursion and lecture services. Employees of the department develop and apply in practice various forms of cultural and educational activities, organize practical classes in the field of fine and decorative arts, maintain contact with higher educational institutions, with schools.
One of the main tasks of the department is to popularize all types of the museum's activities, its collection, and all world art.
The main activities of the center:
- Cultural and educational work (organization of lectures and excursions, development and implementation of educational programs, etc. various forms of work);
- Information and educational and exhibition work (communication with educational institutions of all levels, art universities, funds and other organizations of the city, distribution of invitation cards);
- Scientific and methodological work (preparation of new topics for excursions, development of new topics of lectures, participation in seminars and conferences, preparation of reports for them).
Tel. +7 (727) 394 5715
The main goals and objectives of the department are:
- scientific exposition work;
- development of thematic and exposition plans for the permanent exhibition
- (jointly with research centers) and temporary exhibitions;
- preparation and coordination of annual exhibition plans;
- organization of work on holding temporary exhibitions and permanent expositions;
- provision of storage of exhibits in the halls and galleries of the museum;
- work with museum caretakers;
- writing festive slogans, newspapers, announcements, booth decoration;
The exposition forms the basis of museum communication, which is carried out through, first of all, the visual perception by visitors of the exposition material placed in a certain space.
The GMI exposition occupies two floors of the building in 11 halls and 10 galleries. Most of them are occupied by a permanent exhibition, which presents a rich and varied collection, which gives a vivid idea of the artistic culture of Kazakhstan, Soviet art, countries of Western Europe and the foreign East, acquaints with the work of masters of past eras and the present.
The creation of a museum exposition is a complex research, creative and production-technical process that requires joint efforts of scientists, artists, designers, engineers. The creation of a musical exposition begins with a preliminary systematic development of the scientific content of the exposition, its architectural and artistic solutions and technical equipment. Therefore, the components of the design of the exposition are: scientific design, during which the main ideas of the exposition and its specific content are developed, artistic design designed to provide a figurative, plastic embodiment of the theme, technical and working design, which fixes the place of each exhibit, text and technical means.The Center for Exhibitions and Exhibitions, together with scientific departments, carries out a large scientific work to create permanent exhibitions from the museum's funds.
The Center for Exhibitions and Expositions, together with other research centers, participates in the development of a scientific concept (objects in the museum exposition represent a scientifically organized set, since their selection and placement are based on a scientific concept developed by the museum team). The scientific concept should reveal the concept of the exposition, give a general idea of the future exposition. It defines the goals and objectives of the exposition, its main problems and thematic structure, gives a characteristic of the exposition materials and suggests methods of their presentation. In the scientific concept, with the participation of the artist, the work on the compilation of the theme is determined - the exposition plans. As a rule, the TEP includes: the names of sections, topics, thematic complexes, leading texts and annotations,lists of exhibits indicating the main attributive data, etc. A label is attached to the thematic - exposition plan (an indispensable element of any exposition is a label - this is a text containing the name of an object, its attributive data).
The center works not only on a permanent exhibition, but also creates temporary exhibitions - exhibitions, stationary or traveling. The exhibitions often show items from other museums or private collections, personal author's exhibitions, thematic exhibitions, exhibitions from fund depositories, reporting exhibitions are held.
GMI actively cooperates with the British Council, the Goethe Institute, practically with all embassies and consulates. Therefore, we have the opportunity to annually present to visitors interesting exhibitions held in conjunction with the above organizations.
The Department of Innovative Technologies and Publishing is a structural subdivision of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A. Kasteev.
The main goals and objectives of the department are:
- Creation of a fund of visual materials, providing publishing and lecturing activities of the museum - in all traditional, modern and newest media;
- providing the museum with a variety of printed products (catalogs, albums, booklets, postcards, posters, banners, etc.).
The work of the department is based on the use of information technologies in the work of the museum and its departments. The department conducts information technology computer training for the publication of scientific articles, books, publications, catalogs of museum collections, guidebooks and booklets for expositions and exhibitions, fund reviews, as well as other advertising and information materials of the museum.
Tel. +7 (727) 394 5500
The scientific library sector is a structural subdivision of the State Museum of Fine Arts named after A. Kasteev (hereinafter referred to as the GMI library), providing literature, documents and information for the research and information process, as well as a center for the dissemination of knowledge, spiritual and intellectual communication, culture.
An important aspect of the library's work is helping museum researchers in studying and researching the theory of art history, museology, compiling catalogs, booklets, albums, sets of postcards, etc.
State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan named after A. Kasteeva has an extensive library (subscription, reading room and storage), the rich fund of which is 24 333 copies. These are books, catalogs, albums of the XVIII, XIX, XX centuries, magazines, newspapers, modern publications on world art. The collection of books, catalogs, posters on art is one of the largest in Kazakhstan.
BOOKS in English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Italian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Czech, Kazakh, Russian, Chinese, Arabic - 18th, 19th, 20th centuries. --- books on art, philosophy, history, ethnography, religion, cultural studies, archeology, as well as classical and modern fiction.
The richest heritage of Kazakhstani creative thought is contained in the scientific archives: the oldest employees of the museum: L.G. Plakhotnaya, E.B. Vandrovskaya, S.B. Kumarova. ON. Polonskaya.
Materials about the artists of Kazakhstan are stored and collected (newspaper and magazine articles, books).
CDs and videos, the collection of which is replenished from various sources, allow readers to keep abreast of all the events in the art of different countries and peoples.
Every year the library receives more than 50 titles of periodicals.