Baku Museum of Miniature Books

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Baku Museum of Miniature Books
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Established 2002
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Director Zərifə Salahova

Baku Museum of Miniature Books-is the only museum of miniature books in the world, settled in the old part of Baku, called Inner City.[1] Its activity started on April 2, 2002.


Exhibits exposed in the museum were collected by Tahir Salahov’s sister Zarifa Salahova over the period of 30 years. Her own collection consists of more than 6500 books from 64 countries of the world.[2]

Characteristics of the museum[edit]

There have been collected miniature books in the museum published in post-revolutionary Russia and in the Soviet period.

Besides that there are books from Moldavia, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus and from the republics of Middle Asia and Europe in the exposition of the museum.

There are rare editions of Chukovsky, Barto, Gogol, Dostoyevsky, works of A.S.Pushkin in the fund of museum.[3]

Miniature books of the famous Azerbaijani classics, such as Vagif, Khurshidbanu Natavan, Nizami Ganjavi, Nasimi, Fizuli, Samed Vurgun, Mirza Fatali Akhundov and others are exhibited in the museum.

Exposition of the museum[edit]


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