Georgian State Museum of Folk and Applied Art

  • Address: 27, Shalva Dadiani str., 0105, Tbilisi
    Phone: (+995 032) 2 99 61 52, 2 45 27 09
    E-mail: info@folkartsmuseum.ge
    Web-site: www.folkartsmuseum.ge
    Date of establishment: 1899
    Judicial status of the museum: The Legal Public Entity since 2005 (under the governmental control of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia)
    Type (profile): Art
    Quantity of stored items: 10 000

    Museum description: The museum houses collections of XIX-XX c.c. craft works from Georgia, as well as objects, mage by other Caucasian nations. In the museum are displayed gold and silver items, also objects – adornments, belts, weapons, household objects; there are also collections of Caucasian rugs and carpets, silk, leather, heavy cloth, felt objects, Khevsiretian (East Georgia, mountainous region) clothes, embroidery samples, tapestry; collection of local musical instruments; collections of folk craft objects. In the museum are stored works of Latvian artist Yuli Straume (1874-1970) the rich collection of drawings based on the Caucasian ethnographic material–ornament patterns, sketches, etc.

    Working hours: Everyday except Monday, 10.00 – 17.00
    Ticket price: Adult -3 GEL, Students - 1.5 GEL, Schoolchildren (max. 15 people) 0.5 GEL, Guided Tour Fee 10 GEL
    Free of charge: Children under 6 years of age and homeless children. Groups: Employees of Georgian and Foreign Museums, ICOM members (with valid identification), First and second category disabled persons (with valid identification).

    Expositions: periodical exhibitions “Georgian craft”
    Educational programmes: “School-friend of museum”, “pupil guide”
    Publications: Booklets of museum

    Total space of the museum: 412 m²
    Display space: 180 m²
    Temporary exhibitions: 120 m²
    Storage space: 70 m²
    The studio of restoration: 12 m²

    Annual quantity of visitors: 2000

    Museum building’s status: Immovable monument of Cultural Heritage (The order # 3/181, 2007 of Minister of Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia)

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    Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia, ICOM National Committee in Georgia, Georgian Museums Association, Culturological Research Association