Presidential Cultural Center

2, Republic Ave.,
Tel.: 22 33 19, Fax: 22 32 90



At the beginning of Republic Avenue we can admire the beautiful snow-white building with blue dome – this is the Presidential Cultural Center. This complex includes the museum, library, concert and exhibition halls. Everything is symbolic in this building, and even its design reflected in plan view. It is represented by the sphere with divergent beams on four cardinal points. This blue dome is a veritably Turkic architectural tradition. It rises to the height of 38.5 m above the ground and crowns the axial center of the entire composition.


The museum funds count 143 223 items. These are mainly items of archeology, ethnography, history, culture and arts. They are divided into three parts: basic fund, scientific-intermediate fund, fund of temporary storage. Here we also can find out collection of gifts of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which occupied place of honor just in the heart of the building, directly under its dome. It consists of gifts presented to N.A.Nazarbayev by the heads of states and governments of various countries and official delegations. The library of Presidential Cultural Center has rich fund, which counts over 700 000 books: on pages of which there is the history of Kazakhstan from nomad period to nowdays.


This center was established on initiative of N.A.Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan, «for the purpose to increase cultural and spiritual image of the new capital Astana, for familiarization of general public with historical property of nation, achievements of world culture and arts» (Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of October 27, 2000

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