National Centre of Manuscripts

  • Address: 1/3, Merab Alexidze str., Tbilisi
    Phone: (+995 032) 2 364 185, 2 363 241
    Fax: (+995 032) 2 363 241
    E-mail: manuscript@
    Date of establishment: 1958
    Judicial status of the organization: Since 2006 - the Legal Public Entity
    Type (profile): history
    Quantity of stored items: 170 000

    Collection description: National Centre of Manuscripts was established on the basis of the Korneli Kekelidze Institute of Manuscripts in 2006 (the institute was founded in 1958 on the basis of State Museum of Georgia).Nowadays there are stored more than 170.000 items in Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Sirian, Ethiopian, Armenian, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Slavic languages (dated from I c. up to XX c.).

    Working hours: Everyday except Sunday & Monday, 11.00 – 17.00
    Ticket price: free

    Exhibitions: Periodical exhibitions: “Old Caucasus in Italian and Georgian Photography”, "Georgian Calligraphers" (2006), “The Manuscripts from Gelati” (2008), “The Nativity Cycle in Georgian Miniature”, “The Georgian Manuscript” (2009) etc.
    Educational Programmes: The Conferences, Expeditions, scientific and Educational projects and seminars
    Publications: Scientific publications, catalogues and booklets

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