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Deputy Prime Minister visits Akhmet Baitursynov House Museum

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by January 27, 2017 Business

Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Imangali Tasmagambetov visited today the house museum of the great reformer of the XX century, Akhmet Baitursynov, in Almaty and tasked to assist in solving the existing problems of the museum that is a historic and cultural monument.

Over the years, the name of the scientist, an outstanding leader Akhmet Baitursynov was banned, but remained in the memory of our people though.

House Museums Director Raikhan Sakhybekkyzy briefed on the museums activities, presented scientific works and unique things related to the life and work of Akhmet Baitursynov, and also mentioned some problematic issues of the museum.

Speaking about the need of collecting and storing the heritage of the Alash movements leader, the Vice Prime Minister emphasized significance of the house museum.

This house, where a great leader and scientist lived in 1934-1937, is the historic and cultural center. Every stone and corner of the house is reminiscent of the tragic fate of Akhmet Baitursynov. We therefore must preserve this legacy and develop it as a center of education and science, Imangali Tasmagambetov said.

With view of reviving the valuable scientific works, the Deputy Prime Minister instructed to work out the issue of granting the national museums status, to release 10 volumes of Akhmet Baitursynovs scientific works and to make a documentary. Astana will host a meeting next week to execute the tasks set.

The Akhmet Baitursynov House Museum, where he lived in 1934-1937, was officially established in 1998 in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the poet. This year, Alash movement marks the 100th anniversary since its establishment.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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