Kalbajar History-Ethnography Museum

Kalbajar History-Ethnography Museum was established in 1982. The museum had more than 900 square meters of the courtyard. The museum exhibits were composed of a rich corridor, 3 rooms, 9 exhibition halls, and a collection comprising more than 30 thousand exhibits. The outside walls of the museum were built of stones bearing 2037 color tints. There were different ornaments, drawings of agricultural tools, leopard and wild goat figures, churn, pots, a waterskin, and many other items engraved on stone. 14 tombstone horse and ram sculptures carved out of stone were exhibited in the courtyard of the museum.

The experts also call the Kalbajar History-Ethnography Museum geology, archeology, art and sound museum. At that time more than 150 scholars from Bulgaria, India, China, the USA, Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia, Iran, Finland, and many other countries saw the exhibits of Kalbajar museum and conducted a study.

Kalbajar History-Ethnography Museum functioned until the occupation of the Kalbajar region by the Armenian Armed Forces in April 1993. It was impossible to salvage the majority of its exhibits of the Kalbajar History-Ethnography Museum. The Museum ceased to exist, its collection was completely lost.

The Kalbajar History-Ethnography Museum was partially restored in Baku after the occupation of Kalbajar in 1993. It is currently operating on the ground floor of a residential building in Mehdiabad. The main and auxiliary collection of the museum consists of 6,237 exhibits.

  1. “Kalbajar Region”, Armenian Vandalism: Azerbaijani Monuments in Captivity. https://www.armenianvandalism.az/en_kalbajar.html.
  2. “Kalbajar Museum of History and Ethnography” Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 01 October 2020. http://mct.gov.az/en/common-news/13237.

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