Art Gallery of Uzbekistan

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Art Gallery of Uzbekistan
"O'zbekiston Tasviriy San'at Galereyasi"
Established 2004
Location Uzbekistan Tashkent city, Uzbekistan
Type Public, art gallery, art museum
Founder Islam Karimov

Art Gallery of Uzbekistan is established in Tashkent city, after the Independence of Republic Uzbekistan, and became one of the most visited modern museums of local people in Uzbekistan.


Art Gallery of Uzbekistan is one of the youngest museums of Uzbekistan as it was established after the Independence of the Republic. It first opened for visitors in August 2004. However, its history goes back to 1994 when the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov set up a fine art collection amassed by the National Bank for Foreign Economic Activity of Uzbekistan.[1] When the exhibits in the Bank gallery increased rapidly, the government decided to open a full-fledged exhibition hall, which after some time became the Art Gallery of Uzbekistan.

Nowadays, the Art Gallery of Uzbekistan is one of the most modern museums of Uzbekistan and it is equipped with all the necessities to store and display the pictures. The Gallery was reconstructed and received its new look in a short period of time after its establishment.

The exhibition area of the Art Gallery of Uzbekistan is estimated to be 3,500 square meters, with 15 rooms. Meanwhile, there is a conference room, lecture hall, small cinema hall, library and studio to hold masterclasses, and workshops. There are cafeterias and small gift shops at the main building of the Gallery.

Instead of only showing its own stands and exponents, the gallery also receives some international and local exhibitions, and some cultural events.


Art Gallery of Uzbekistan is located in Buyuk Turon street, Tashkent city, Uzbekistan. It is open to the public for 6 hours every day except Sunday and Monday.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ The Art Gallery was first known as the gallery under National Bank of Uzbekistan (NBU)
  2. ^ All the information on this article is obtained from two secondary sources
  3. ^ Information is obtained from the web page article in English checked 29.03.2016
  4. ^ Information is obtained from the web page article in English checked 29.03.2016

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