Lachin History-Ethnography Museum

The Lachin History-Ethnography Museum, rich in exhibits of high artistic and historical value, was founded in 1979 and functioned until 1992.

The Museum building was considered a historical and cultural monument. The total area of the museum was over 1200 sq. meters. The museum consisted of 24 rooms, 1 exhibition hall, and a museum collection of 72 sq. meters. Plastic works of art, carvings, statues of horse and ram, and very many household items made in different centuries were exhibited in the courtyard of the museum. From 1983 to 1992, large-scale expositions were held in the museum. In general, more than 5,000 exhibits were collected in the main fund of the Museum and, together with the auxiliary fund, the Museum had a total of about 10,000 items.

As a result of the occupation of the city of Lachin by the Armenian Armed Forces in 1992, the museum building was razed to the ground, museum exhibits were destroyed and looted. More than five thousand valuable exhibits were pillaged and smuggled to the Republic of Armenia and now the stolen exhibits of the Lachin History-Ethnography Museum are exhibited in a number of countries “as samples of Armenian culture”.

The Museum has resumed its activities in Baku. The museum is mainly engaged in collecting, and so far 1089 items have been included in the museum’s fund.

  1. “The Lachin Historical and Ethnographic Museum”, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, 02 October 2020.
  2. “Lachin Region”, Armenian Vandalism: Azerbaijani Monuments in Captivity.

Related posts

Card image cap
Garagol State Reserve

Qaragol Interrepublics State Reserve was set up with the decision of the Council of Ministers dated November17, 1987. Garagol State …

Card image cap
Aghdam Bread Museum

The idea of establishing Aghdam Bread Museum, which is considered to be the second in the world after the Zurich …

Card image cap
Khurshudbanu Natavan’s House

The Khurshudbanu Natavan’s House is a historical and architectural monument of the 18th century located in the city of Shusha. …

Card image cap
Museum Mausoleum Complex of Molla Panah Vagif

Museum Mausoleum Complex of Molla Panah Vagif is located in Shusha, Azerbaijan. It was built in honor of Molla Panah …

Card image cap
15-arched Khudafarin Bridge

The Bridge belongs to the Arran architecture school. The first written source that mentioned the 15-arched Khudafarin Bridge belongs to …

Card image cap
Garghabazar Caravanserai

Garghabazar Caravanserai was built in 1681 at the hillside, in the center of Garghabazar village of Fuzuli district, 8 km …

Card image cap
Russian Orthodox Church in Kuropatkino village of Khojavand

Armenia’s vandalism in Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding regions affected not only the historical, cultural, and religious heritage of Islam but …

Card image cap
Jabrayil History-Ethnography Museum

Jabrayil History-Ethnography Museum has been operating since 1953. Archaeological and ethnographic materials belonging to the history of the region, textiles, …

Card image cap
Khudavang Monastery Complex

Khudavang, or Dedeveng, Monastery Complex is located in the Vang village of Kalbajar District, on the left bank of Tartar …

Card image cap
Aghdam Juma Mosque

“The 19th century Aghdam Juma Mosque is perhaps the only structure that has withstood the years of neglect since the …