The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan

The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan
The State Museum of Azerbaijani Musical Culture was founded in 1967 Main
objectives and policies of the Museum: collection, preservation, study,
popularization and reactivation of the materials related to the history of the
Azerbaijani music.
There are more than 60 thousands exhibits collected in the museum fund.
Among them are such Azerbaijan national musical instruments
as tar, kamancha, saz, daf, goshanaghara, zurna, ney as well as other musical
instruments with specific features - cane-tar, cane-saz. Furthermore, the
museum's collection contains gramophones, gramophone records, musical boxes, original music manuscripts (scores) of Uzeyir Hajibeyov, the founder of
the Azerbaijan professional music, Bulbul, the founder of the national
professional vocal art, and the famous composers Gara Garayev, Fikret
Amirov, and other distinguished music figures, personal belongings of the
prominent musicians, posters, playbills, photographs, audio and video records,
fine art exhibits, sheet music, books and other materials. All of them are
valuable samples of the Azerbaijan national musical culture.