The building of the Museum Center of the Ministry of Culture of the Azerbaijan Republic is
located in the very center of Baku, on the Seaside Boulevard; it was constructed in 1960 in a
project led by outstanding Azerbaijani architect Hasan Majidov to commemorate the 90th
anniversary of V.I.Lenin and was opened in 1961 as a branch of the Moscow Lenin Museum.
Hasan Majidov also realised a number of other projects in Azerbaijan – the Baku airport building
in Bina, the Hotel Baku, the Drama Theatre in Nakhchivan and others. In 1991, following the
collapse of the USSR, by decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic the building was
transferred to the Ministry of Culture of the Azerbaijan Republic and renamed the Museum