State History Museum Of Kyrgyzstan | Bishkek

State History Museum Of Kyrgyzstan | Bishkek - Permanent Exhibition Design

The State Historical Museum of Kyrgyzstan has been given new life by creating an exhibition route from the stone age to present times, showcasing a thousand years old culture that has produced priceless treasures. The rich history of the nomadic people, who - for centuries - were roaming the earth, was the heart of the project.

National State History Museum
Location: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Exhibition design: Ighlaut + von Grote
Interior design: Kinzo Architekten
Exhibit management: Abrell + Van Den Berg
Lighting design: Jan Blieske
Media planner: Framegrabber
Showcases: Reier Vitrinen und Glasbau

The State History Museum of Kyrgyzstan was founded in 1926 and became the country's main scientific institution. In 1954 it was rebuilt. Today it is the largest museum of Central Asia. The museum exhibits a rich selection of artefacts from prehistoric ages, daily objects, fabrics, clothes, and the best products of the modern era.

The brutalist style of the building follows the style of grandeur and rules of post-war Soviet buildings. Located in the main square of Bishkek, it faces the main street of the capital, overlooking the great administrative buildings of the state.

In 2018, its restoration was inaugurated, which included the renovation of the interior and the restoration of the facades, entrances and new windows.
The interior has been divided into the public spaces and the exhibition area, representing the history of the Kyrgyz people from the stone age to the present.
The conference hall with the foyer was renovated. All floors of the building were created barrier-free accessible.

The exhibition area covers about 7,500 sqm on three stories. The chronology of the exhibition follows the rise of the floors. Media, photographs and graphics help the visitor to interact with the artworks, making them accessible and educational for all age categories.