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       The Shirvanshahs' Palace situated on the highest hill of the historical core of Baku "Ichari Shahar". The Shirvanshahs' Palace called "Frozen on the stones symphony", "Sleeping swan", "Pearl of the Caspian Sea" is one of the most beautiful national values of Azerbaijan.
 
      By the order № 206 of the Soviet of Ministers dated on April 23, 1957, The Shirvanshahs' Palace was declared as a reservation.
The State historical architecture museum "Complex of the Shirvanshahs' Palace" was created by the order № 3 of the Soviet of Ministers on January 3, 1964.
"Maiden Tower" is a branch of the State historical architecture museum "Complex of the Shirvanshahs' Palace", which works from 1964.
"Ateshgah" is a branch of the State historical architecture museum "Complex of the Shirvanshahs' Palace", which functions from 1969. By the order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated on December 19, 2007, "Ateshgah temple", situated in the Surakhani district, was declared State historical architecture museum.
 

 

 

 

 
      State historical architecture museum "Complex of the Shirvanshahs' Palace" was declared a museum of II rank, in 1976 – I rank. By the order №33 of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated on 08.02.1994 State historical architecture museum "Complex of the Shirvanshahs' Palace" was concerned to the leading museums of the republic.
 
      Propaganda and protection of the monuments are the main activity of the State historical architecture museum "Complex of the Shirvanshahs' Palace".
Also the main activities of the museum include organizing of excursions, lectures, exhibitions, "open doors", musical days: "oriental nights", "mugam evenings" (eastern melodies evenings), patriotic lessons, etc. Our scientific workers teach pupils the History of the Medieval Azerbaijan under the open sky; organize quizzes, competitions, conferences, trainings and round tables. Our scientific personal also research property which was looted in Middle Ages, and fiction "Divan" of palace poet Badr Shirvani, who lived in the period of Shirvanshah Ibrahim I and Shirvanshah Khalilullah I. Museum collaborates with museums from all over the world: Russian Federation, Turkey, Iran, the USA, England, Italy, Japan, and Norway. On May 2009, on the eve of 45th anniversary, State historical architecture museum "Complex of the Shirvanshahs' Palace" accepted its 15 million onlookers.

 

 

 

 
 
       General area of the museum – 2232 m2
       Number of workers – 76, scientific workers – 32
 
       In funds of the State historical architecture museum "Complex of the Shirvanshahs' Palace" it is preserved 42556 units of material and technical objects;
       22690 of them are preserved within the main fund.
 
       Our funds consist of the main, scientific-assistant, scientific archive, exchange and temporary funds.
 
       Rare collections:
       Applied art – 1400 units
       Photos – 4284 units
       Scripts – 1562 units
       Numismatics – 2019 units
       Archeology – 4600 units
 
 
 
News
18.10.2012
Today, the Palace of Shirvan Shahs conducted a seminar on "hearth Dede Korkut-Bayburt," "cultural relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey." The seminar was held in the framework of cultural - events dedicated to the 21 anniversary of the state independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan by the organizers....
15.06.2012
In accordance with the annual work plan of the museum-reserve, preparations were made to the National Salvation Day of Azerbaijan. In connection with this day was made up information about that day and were distributed to employees of the museum-reserve. On June 14th at the Shirvanshahs’ Palace on the big screen was shown a slide show of photos titled "National leader Heydar Aliyev in the Shirvanshahs’ Palace" dedicated to the day of the National Salvation of Azerbaijan people.
01.06.2012
June 1 - in the International Children's Day to our museum-reserve were invited children of kindergarten number 46. Children danced to the songs performed by children's group of "Djan bala", as well as read poetry. The most interesting thing during the event to Azerbaijani children joined the children of foreigners who visited our museum-reserve. They liked it so much they did not want to leave the event. After the children were introduced to the museum, they were given balloons and photos on the memory.
31.05.2012
On May 31,director of the Shirvanshahs Palace R.Rzaeva at the invitation of the National Commission for UNESCO of the Republic of Turkey has successfully participated as a speaker at the international conference entitled "The Role of Women in the Arts". On May 30 at the "round table", 31 th International Conference on the aforementioned, and in the evening of the same day at a press conference ....