Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
On March 13, 1967, the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan SSR established the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum in Baku on the initiative of the carpet artist, pedagogue, outstanding scientist Latif Karimov.
The main goal of the creation of the museum is to preserve the national artistic heritage of Azerbaijani carpets and present them to the general public after studying them.
On April 26, 1972, national leader Heydar Aliyev participated in the opening of the first exhibition of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, which was organized in the Juma Mosque, an architectural monument of the 19th century, located in THE OLD CITY
. In the 1970s and 1980s, thanks to Heydar Aliyev's continuous support, the museum had the opportunity to acquire art samples and thereby expand its collection. Among the most famous examples of the museum are Shirvan, Gazakh and Guba carpets.
In 2007, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev signed an order on the construction of a new building for the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum in the Seaside National Park. In 2014, a new building meeting the most modern requirements of museum work was built based on the project of Austrian architect Franz Jantz.
In 2010, Azerbaijani carpet art was included in UNESCO's "Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" with the support of the First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva.
By the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated July 15, 2019, the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum was granted the status of "National museum" for its exceptional services in the field of protection and promotion of the carpet art of our country.