Ethnography Museums

Ethnography is a branch of anthropology that examines culture in its ethnically distinct forms. Most of the former Soviet republics and Communist states were multi-ethnic. Although the Communists waffled between celebrating diversity and attempting assimilate the cultures, ethnography remained a strong and politically practical academic field. Museums of this type were often founded under Communism and remain common across this part of the world.

The National Historical Museum of the Kyrgyz Republic 

Centrally located in Bishkek’s Ala-Too Square, the National Historical Museum of the Kyrgyz Republic boasts an impressive 90,000 exhibits covering Kyrgyz culture and history. Here, you will find a variety of artifacts including rock paintings, bronze and ceramic artifacts as well as artifacts made from precious metals. Also on display are national musical instruments, clothing […]

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