Georgian National Museum
The Georgian National Museum (Georgian: საქართველოს ეროვნული მუზეუმი, translit.: sakartvelos erovnuli muzeumi) unifies several leading museums in Georgia. It was established within the framework of structural, institutional, and legal reforms aimed at modernizing the management of the institutions united within this network, and at coordinating research and educational activities. Since its formation on December 30, 2004, the Museum has been directed by Professor David Lordkipanidze.
The Georgian National Museum integrates the management of the following museums:
- Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi
- Samtskhe-Javakheti History Museum, Akhaltsikhe
- Open Air Museum of Ethnography, Tbilisi
- Art Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi, and its branches
- Museum of the Soviet Occupation, Tbilisi
- Dmanisi Museum-Reserve of History and Archaeology, Dmanisi
- Vani Museum-Reserve of Archaeology, Vani
- Museum of History of Tbilisi, Tbilisi
- Museum of History and Ethnography of Svaneti, Mestia
- Institute of Palaeobiology, Tbilisi
- Sighnaghi Museum, Sighnaghi
- Georgian National Museum: about Retrieved on December 16, 2007
- Museums in Georgia. Ministry of Culture, Monuments Protection and Sport. Retrieved on December 16, 2007.