Museum Night 2014 in Dushanbe

Soon in Dushnabe, National Museum of Tajikistan will host the Museum Night 2014. Our blogger Loki sharees the rogramm of the event

This year for the second time in its story the National Museum of Tajikistan is taking part in an international event Museum Night. The doors of the museum will open its doors and charge no admission  on 18th of May 2014 from 6 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

                                                    Poster of Museum Night 2014 (Dushanbe, Tajikistan)

The  press release of the Museum Night tells:

The multi -event program of the Museum Night is created and realized in cooperation  with several public organizations and initiative groups from Dushanbe.  The Museum Night -  Night of Arts  2014 unites representatives of different arts such as music, cinema, handicrafts,  fashion, and many others. The museum visitors will have an opportunity to participate at master–classes on creation of tradition handicraft products facilitated by the Union of Handicraftsmen of Tajikistan. The representatives of theater Festival “Nigohi Nav” will show a small theatre performance and conduct a theatre master-class.  Bactria Cultural Centre and young film directors from Tajikistan will present documentary films about music culture of Tajikistan.  Moreover, an open artistic stage will be provided  for any artistic activities honoring the 90th anniversary of Dushanbe.

Children of pre-school and school ages will have a chance to participate in the master-classeson “painting on ceramics” organized by internet portal «» and “DastbaDast”. Volunteers of“Alegria”and “Peshraft” will entertain the visitors with quizzes and the winners will get prizes. Professional musicians will conduct master-classes on traditional music instruments. Also there will be a portable planetarium placed in the yard of the museum.

The Museum Night will start earlier than May 18th in Dushanbe. On May 17thGurminj museum of musical instrument  will host a concert by Swedish  music band VED.

All the events in the framework of Museum Night – Night of Arts will be organized by the National Museum of Tajikistan, Union of Handicraftsmen of Tajikistan, initiative  “”, PO “Alegria”, PO “Peshraft”, Bactria Cultural Centre, Gurminj museum of musical instruments, Theatrical Festival “NigohiHav”

Themuseum will charge no admission only starting from 6 p.m. on 18th of May 2014.

The program of the Museum Night 2014 in Dushanbe:

May 17th


Time: 20:30 – 22:00

Location: Gurminj Museum of musical instruments

May 18thPresentation of the gifts of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Time: 18:00 – 18:40

Location: Big conference hall (ground floor)

 Thematic excursions

Time:  18:30 – 23:00

Location: All pavilions ofNationalMuseum

Music master-classes

Time:  19:00 -19:30 and 20:30 – 21:00

Location: The music instruments hall (2nd floor)

Theatre performance “Bus Stop”

Time and location:  22:30 – 23:00, lobby of the 3rd floor

Master class “6 elementary lessons of acting”

Time:  21:00 – 22:00

Location: 3rd floor, hall of fine art


Time:  20:00 – 20:30 “Shams on the Roof of the world”  and 21:30  “Music biasness ofTajikistan” (Russian language with English subtitles)

Location: Big conference hall (ground floor)

Art master classes

Time: from 18:30 to 22:00

Location: Handicraft shop (ground floor)

Handicraft master classes

Time: 18:30 – 22:30

Location: ground floor

Lectures on the history of the Tajik handicrafts

Time: 18:30 – 19:30 “Historical overview of the traditional types of Tajik handicrafts” and “Handicraft of Central Asia today”

Location: Big conference hall (ground floor)

Handicraft fair

Time: 18:00 – 23:00

Location: ground floor

Historical quiz

Time:  18:30 – 23:00

Location: all halls of the museum

Free artistic stage

Time:  18:00 – 23:00

Location: the Square in front of the museum entrance

Fashion show

Time: 21:00 – 21:30

Location: lobby of National museum

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