Museum of Georgia

Georgian Archaeology from 8th millennium B.C. till 4th century A.D.

Georgian National Museum invites you to the exhibition "Georgian Archaeology from 8th millennium B.C. till 4th century A.D". Exhibition is held in the frames of the week dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Ekvtime Takaishvili and it takes place from 27th of December 2013.

Exhibition of Georgian Weaponry

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Musem of Georgia invites you at the exhibition of Georgian Weaponry.      

The Caucasus Natural History Museum Collection Renewed Exhibition

Georgian National Museum presents the Caucasus Natural History Museum Collection renewed exhibition that was a part of the the Caucasus Natural History Museum founded in 1867 in Tbilisi.         Gustav Radde ( 1831 -1903) a  well known natural historian and ethnographer was the Collection curator. The Collection was enriched with extensive zoological, botanical, geological and ethnographic collections from the Caucasus and other regions of the world in 1866 -1903            Exhibits preserved in Georgian National Museum were collected by distinguished Georgian scientifics all across country and Caucasus, since 1852. Presented collection is rare of its kind.

Exhibition “New Life to the Oriental Collections”

The Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia presents the Exhibition "New Life to the Oriental Collections" exhibition will present masterpieces of oriental collection preserved at Sh. Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts of Georgian National Museum.  

Archaeological Treasury

Georgian National Museum presents  the exhibition  "Archaeological Treasure" at the Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia. 
16 June 2016 – 16 Dec. 2016

New Discoveries - Georgian Archaeology

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia invites you to the exhibition "New Discoveries - Georgian Archaeology". The exhibition will be held in the frame of the international conference On Salt, Copper, and Gold: The Origins of Early Mining and Metallurgy in the Caucasus". The opening event will take place on June 16 at 7 pm. 
12 June 2016 – 01 July 2016

I See With My Fingers

Georgian National Museum and art center "Foliant" invite you to the exhibition "I See with My Fingers" at Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia. The opening event will take place on June 12, 2016 at 6 pm.      
11 June 2016 – 11 March 2017

Medieval Treasury

Georgian National Museum and Korneli Kekelidze National Centre of Manuscripts invite you to the exhibition "Medieval Treasury" in the new exhibition space of Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia from June 11, 2016. 
10 March 2016 – 10 March 2030

Numismatic Treasury

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia presents the permanent exhibition "Numismatic Treasury".   
21 Dec. 2015 – 31 March 2016

The Traveling Museum of the Caucasus

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia invites you at the exhibition "The Traveling Museum of the Caucasus". The event will take place from December 21. 
17 Nov. 2015 – 01 June 2016

Alexander Kartveli – Georgian Genius of American Aviation

Georgian National Museum and Alexander Kartveli Association present an exhibition dedicated to the greatest military aircraft designer in history. The opening event will take place from November 17. 
06 Oct. 2015 – 19 Oct. 2015

#museuminfocus

Georgian National Museum celebrates the launch of its Instagram page with the exhibition of five young Georgian photographers.
26 June 2015 – 31 Oct. 2015

Georgians in World War II

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia invites you at the opening of the exhibition "Georgians in World War II," dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory over fascism.  
02 May 2015 – 08 May 2015

KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2015 - Museum of Georgia

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia in the frame of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2015 invites you at the opening of the exhibitions. The events will take place on 3 of May 2015 at 6 pm.
26 January 2015 – 28 April 2015

Synthetic Art - Artist’s Book “Vepkhistqaosani”

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia invites you at the exhibition Synthetical Art - Artist's Book "Vepkhistqaosani". Opening event will take place from January 26th, 2015 at 4 p.m.
28 Nov. 2014 – 15 January 2015

Tbilisi Self-Government in 1875-1917

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia invites you at the exhibition "Tbilisi Self-Government in 1875-1917". Opening event will take place on November 28, 2014 at 5 p.m.
07 Nov. 2014 – 21 Nov. 2014

Istanbul and Poetical Abstractions

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia invites you at the opening of the exhibition "Istanbul and Poetical Abstractions" by famous Turkish painter Devrim Ebril. The opening event will take place on November 7th, 2014 at 6 p.m.
19 Oct. 2014 – 04 Nov. 2014

Balanchivadzes

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia and Andrey Balanchivadze International trust invites you at the opening of an exhibition "Balanchivadzes".The opening event will take place on October 19th, 2014, at 04:00 p.m.
20 Sep. 2014 – 30 Sep. 2014

The Constituent Assembly of Georgia: Chronicles of the Political Struggle 1921 – 1978

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia invites you at the exhibition "The Constituent Assembly of Georgia: Chronicles of the Political Struggle 1921 - 1978" organized by Soviet Past Research Laboratory. Opening event will take place on September 20th 2014 at 5 p.m.
23 Dec. 2013 – 30 April 2015

In the Footsteps of Lost Technologies- Cloisonné enamel

Georgian National Museum invites you at the presentation of the project "Revival of Lost Technologies- Cloisonné enamel" and screening of the documentary movie. Exhibition will be held in the frames of the week dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Ekvtime Takaishvili and it takes place on 23rd of December 2013.
07 June 2013 – 20 June 2013

Photo-exhibition “Omo”

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia represents the exhibition of works of photographer Mindia Midelashvili On June 7, 2013,  6 pm.     
05 June 2013 – 05 June 2013

Archaeological Treasury

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia  presents  exhibition  "Archaeological Treasure". Goldsmith works discovered during archaeological excavations, representing the development of Georgian culture between 3th millennium BC and 4 h century AD are being displayed at the exhibition.    
04 January 2013 – 15 Feb. 2013

Archival Photos about Georgia 1908-1942

The Georgian National Museum and National Geographic presents the exhibition "Archival Photos about Georgia - 1908-1942" at Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia.
27 Nov. 2012 – 16 Dec. 2012

Latvian National Costumes Exhibition

Georgian National Museum S. Janashia Museum of Georgia will host Latvian National Costumes exhibition from November 26thto December 16th, 2012. The exhibition is dedicated to the independence day of Latvia. 
20 Oct. 2012 – 20 Nov. 2012

RE-Construction: Cultural Heritage and the Making of Contemporary Fashion

On 20 October a unique exhibition of British fashion designers "Reconstruction: cultural heritage and the making of contemporary fashion" opens at the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi. The exhibition is organised by the British Council and is supported by the Georgian National Museum. 
20 Sep. 2012 – 19 Dec. 2012

Museumsinsel Berlin – Museum District Tbilisi. Keeping the Past – Facing the Future

The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Georgian National Museum, with significant funding and support from the Goethe-Institut, have joined forces to present two important historical museum sites, situated at the heart of Berlin and Tbilisi respectively with the exhibition “Museumsinsel Berlin – Museum District Tbilisi. Keeping the Past – Facing the Future.” The exhibition has set itself the goal of clearly outlining the tasks and challenges that the museums in Berlin and in Tbilisi face as regards the preservation, interpretation, display and dissemination of their collections in buildings that are already centuries old, as well as others that have only recently been built.
23 Nov. 2011 – 11 Dec. 2011

Exhibition “THREE FRIENDS”

Exhibition „Three Friends” is a creative meeting of artworks by three artists – Otar Vepkhvadze (ceramics), Ivars Bumbiers (paintings) and Peteris Martinsons (ceramics). With zest towards their work. With love towards two beautiful countries – Latvia and Georgia. With respect to their Friends.
15 Sep. 2011 – 16 Oct. 2011

Exhibition dedicated to Qvevri Wine history

Georgian woods still preserve wild vine (Vitis sylvestris), which gives us reason for claiming that domestication of vine could have occurred locally. Archaeobotanical data show that it really happened here: there have been excavated seeds of already domesticated vine which are the earliest in the world and belong to Neolithic epoch.  
21 June 2011 – 20 July 2011

Exhibition of contemporary Indian warli folk art by Babita Biswas

The Georgian National Museum presents contemporary Indian warli folk art exhibition by Babita Biswas Warliat at the Sh. Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts. Painting originates from Maharashtra, a state in western India.    
18 April 2011 – 18 April 2011

Elene Akhvlediani

On April 18, 2011 the Georgian National Museumcelebrates 113th anniversary of Elene Akhvlediani.    
15 April 2011 – 30 April 2011

Mikheil Vardishvili art exhibition

April 15-30, 2011  Georgian National Museum presents graphic specialist and painter - Mikheil Vardishvili's (1917-2010) exhibition in the Tbilisi History Museum .    
28 March 2011 – 30 April 2011

Exhibition “Discover Japan”

Japan - renowned as one of the oldest civilizations in the world - is also known as the land of the rising sun and the mystic soul, an exotic land inhabited by powerful deities, divine Emperors, heroic Samurais and kamikazi warriors, exquisite geishas and maikos, and the bizarre protagonists of Kabuki and Noh theater...      
16 Feb. 2011 – 07 March 2011

Big mix

Georgian National Museum Tbilisi History Museum will present Gia Tortladze's personal  photo exhibition  "Big mix"‘.    
03 Feb. 2011 – 16 Feb. 2011

Zeinab Barnovi’s photo exhibition “Portraits”

The Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi History Museum presents Zeinab Barnovi's exhibition "Portraits". Visitors will be able to see about twenty photos such people as Patriarch Ilia II, Patriarch Alexy II, Chabua Amirejibi, Koka Ignatov, Maya Plisetskaya, Eliso Virsaladze, Ray Charles, Tania Maria etc.    
28 Sep. 2010 – 22 Oct. 2010

Chinese Art in the Georgian National Museum

The Georgian National Museum and The Embassy if the People's Republic of China in Georgia present the exhibition "Chinese Art in the Georgian National Museum".   A considerable collection of Chinese Art, geographical and chronological spectrum of which is very wide, is stored in the Georgian National Museum.  
20 July 2010 – 15 May 2011

Exhibition: “Wine Art, Science and Myths among Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations”

Georgian National Museum's important group of objects is presented at the exhibition of "Vinum Nostrum" at the Palazzo degli Argenti in Florence from July 20th, 2010 until May 15th, 2011.  An earthenware vase on display is from the sixth or fifth millenium BCE. Some dark colored vases placed nearby come from around 3400 to 2000 BCE. These are the earliest known objects used for containing wine, the first evidence of a stable viticulture and the analogous process of animal domestication.     
04 July 2010 – 25 August 2010

Exhibition “Georgian Jews – Their History and Culture”

Georgian National Museum Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts presents the exhibition "Georgian Jews - their history and culture". The exhibition is dedicated to the international conference “Georgian Jews – their history and culture” organized by Jerusalem Ben Tsvi Institute.
25 May 2010 – 25 June 2010

Exhibition “Georgian national embroidery and garments”

The Georgian National Museum, Museum of Fine Arts invites you on the exhibition "Georgian national embroidery and garments".      
30 April 2010 – 14 May 2010

Art Voyage

The Georgian national Museum, Modern Fine Art Museum of Ukraine and Bank of Georgia presents the exhibition "Art Voyage." There are put on display the collection of the Modern Fine Art Museum of Ukraine, more than one hundred best works of collection that have a worthy place in the permanent exposition and have been representing Ukrainian art since the beginning of 1950s and until now: painting, graphic art and sculpture of artists from all regions of Ukraine;    
26 January 2010 – 26 January 2010

GEORGIAN EASEL PAINTING, Second half of the 18 century to the 1920’s

On 26 January, 2010 in the Auditorium of the Georgian National Museum passed presentation of the book "GEORGIAN EASEL PAINTING, Second half of the 18 century to the 1920's" by Ms. Irina Arsenishvili, the senior conservator of Art Direction of the GNM.    
28 Nov. 2009 – 28 Feb. 2010

Agreement on Collaboration between the Georgian National Museum GPI Holding

David Lortkipanidze, General Director of the Georgian National Museum and Girgi Kvirikadze, General Director of The insurance company GPI Holding, will sign an Agreement on Collaboration between the Georgian National Museum GPI Holding on December 8, 2009 at the Georgian National Museum Auditorium.      
23 Oct. 2009 – 02 Nov. 2009

Traditional Japanese Dolls

The Georgian National Museum and the Embassy of Japan in Georgia in the Tbilisi History Museum presents its first cultural event, the exhibition of traditional Japanese dolls.    
08 Oct. 2009 – 10 Nov. 2009

Ilia and Kiril Zdanevich exhibition

The exhibition present pieces from Francois Merre's (general president of 'Club Iliazdi') collection and from Georgian National Museum's depository of the Zdanevich brothers 50 works. These pieces of artwork have never been displayed in Georgia before.    
06 Oct. 2009 – 10 Nov. 2009

Exhibition dedicated to 110th Jubilee of Shalva Amiranashvili

The joint exhibition of the collections of  Georgian National Museum,Georgian National Archive and National Centre of Manuscripts.    
16 July 2009 – 05 Oct. 2009

Exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum

Opening of the exhibition named "The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani" has been held on July 16th at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, California, Los Angeles. The exhibition was inaugurated by J. Wood, President of J. Paul Getty trust, Batu Kutelia, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of  America, Canada and Mexico and David Lordkipanidze, the Director General of the Georgian National Museum.  
30 June 2009 – 30 June 2009

"Picasso in Georgia" - Exposition in Tbilisi

From June 30, 2009, exhibition of Pablo Picasso opens at the Sh. Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts. The exposition present 40 paintings of Picasso kept in Collections of Zervos Museum of the City of Vezelay, Department of Yonne.    
31 May 2009 – 31 May 2009

Picasso in Georgia

Georgian National Museum and General Council of Yonne Department of France have the honor to invite you to the Exhibition "Picasso in Georgia" from May 31, 2009.    
30 May 2009 – 06 Sep. 2009

Picasso in Georgia

2009 year is considered to be Picasso's year and his masterpieces are planned to be exhibited in famous museums worldwide. Georgia will host Picassos works from 30 May till 6 September. Organizers of the exhibition are Georgian National Museum and General Council of Ion department of France.    
27 March 2009 – 27 April 2009

Italian Style

From March 27, till April 27, the Georgian National Museum, Italian Embassy in Georgia and the Sartirana Foundation  presented the exhibition "Italian Style-Clothes and furniture".    
20 January 2009 – 06 April 2009

Colchis Treasure in Athens

The travelling exhibition "From the land of the Golden Fleece" was presented in Athens' Benaki Museum  from January 20 until April 6, 2009.    
31 Dec. 2008 – 31 May 2009

The Exhibition of Pirosmani in Vilnius

From December 31, 2008, till May 31, 2009  the exhibition of Pirosmani was presented  in Vilnius. Thirty five canvases of Pirosmani was exhibited in three exhibition halls of a historical building of Lithuanian Art Museum.
12 Nov. 2008 – 12 Nov. 2008

Close to home

On November 12, Tbilisi History museum hosts the exhibition "Close to home". "Close to home" is an exhibition of lens-based work by a group of eight artists from across South East Europe, which is held in partnership with Georgian National Museum. The exhibition explores themes of migration and displacement as part of the wider agenda being addressed by the British Council projectLiving Together.    
04 Nov. 2008 – 09 Nov. 2008

Artisterium 2008

From 4, till 9th of  November the Georgian National Museum hosts an International Exhibition of Contemporary Art ‘Modus Operandi-In Quest of a Different Way'. Within the framework of the International Forum of Contemporary art Artisterium 2008,  artists and curators from different countries will be holding the presentations, exhibitions and other special activities.    
30 Oct. 2008 – 30 Oct. 2008

Pirosmani in Burgundy

On October 30, 2008, an exhibition of works by Georgia's famous painter Niko Pirosmanashvili (1862-1918) opened in Zervos Museum at Vezelay.    
02 Oct. 2008 – 04 January 2009

Georgian Treasure in UK

From October 2, 2008, till  January 4, 2009, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK hosted the spectacular exhibition of Georgian Treasure.
24 Sep. 2008 – 22 Oct. 2008

Essences Insensees

From  September 24, 2008, the Georgian National Museum, the Embassy of France in Tbilisi and  Al. Duma Center of French Culture presents an exhibition of French perfume bottles "Essences Insensees". Sponsor of this exhibition is the company "Ici Paris".    
27 May 2008 – 27 June 2008

Exhibition of Otto Dix

From May 27, 2008, till  June 27, the Georgian National Museum is hosting an exhibition of the famous German expressionist Otto Dix (1891-1969). The organizers of this exhibition are the Goethe Institute in Georgia, the Georgian National Museum and the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA).    
18 April 2008 – 18 April 2008

110th Anniversary of Elene Akhvlediani

On April 18, 2008, the Georgian National Museum celebrates the 110thanniversary of the famous Georgian artist, Elene Akhvlediani. Fifty graphics of "Nude", from her student years in Paris, were exhibited in the E. Akhvlediani House Museum.    
14 March 2008 – 14 March 2008

Evolutionary Gen der

On March 14, 2008, the Georgian National Museum presents the exhibition  "Evolutionary Gen der," prepared within the framework of the UNDP project "Gender and Politics in the South Caucasus" and through the support of SIDA and the Parliament of Georgia.    
12 March 2008 – 12 March 2008

Inaugural Exhibition in New York

The Colchis treasure was transferred from Washington, DC to the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in New York City. The inaugural exhibition opened on March 12, 2008.
06 Feb. 2008 – 06 Feb. 2008

Exhibitions of Pirosmani and Picasso

David Lortkipanidze, General Director of the Georgian National Museum and Henri de Raincourt, Senator of Ion District of France will sign an Agreement on Collaboration between the Georgian National Museum and the Ion Department on February 6, 2008 at the Georgian National Museum Auditorium.    
27 Dec. 2007 – 27 Dec. 2007

Seasons in the paintings of Elene Akhvlediani

On December 27,  2007 the Sh. Amiranashvili Museum of the Georgian National Museum, exposed the exhibition of famous Georgian painter Elene Akhvlediani "Seasons".    
30 Nov. 2007 – 31 Dec. 2007

Colchis treasure in Washington DC

"Wine, Worship and Sacrifice: The Golden Graves of Ancient Vani" Opens Nov. 30 at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington DC.With more than 100 objects on view, the exhibition at the Sackler is a much expanded version of the exhibitions recently presented at three venues in Europe-in Berlin, Paris and Nice, France. After leaving the Sackler, the show will open as the inaugural exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.    
02 May 2007 – 19 May 2007

GERCHARD RICHTER/REVIEW

Gerhard Richter is an important artist in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. On the exhibition will be display 27 paintings.     
26 Sep. 2006 – 27 Sep. 2006

Fifth international textile symposium

The Fifth textile symposium and Second Felt seminar will focus on the contemporary textile art and traditional textile craft. There will be a panel of international textile artists and sessions including talks and presentations by artists and scientists discussing contemporary textile art and craft revival projects. In the frame of symposium there will be organized post symposium workshops, demonstrations and master class programs in Tbilisi and Alvani by leading international artists and local artisans.
02 May 2006 – 02 June 2006

Unexhibited Collections of the Georgian National Museum – Carpets and Rugs from 18th – 20th centuries

Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia invites you at the opening of the exhibition of the unique collection from its treasury which has not been displayed to the public for 150 years. The opening event will take place on 2nd of May 2006 at 6 p.m.         
11 March 2005 – 11 March 2006

“Colchis -Land of Golden Fleece”

The Georgian National Museum hosts exposition "Colchis - Land of Golden Fleece, Myths and Reality" at the Gold Treasure of Simon Janashia Museum - Georgia's oldest scientific institution. The current exposition displays 4th century B.C. artifacts discovered in Vani during 2003-2004 excavations.
30 Nov. -0001 – 30 Nov. -0001

Exhibition of Michael Kenna

The Georgian National Museum hosts the exhibition of famous English photographer Michael Kenna "French Landscapes".    
30 Nov. -0001 – 30 Nov. -0001

Meeting with Pirosmani II

The Georgian National Museum hosts the exhibition "Meeting with Pirosmani II". Around 20 Georgian and the foreign  artists exhibited their works side by side four masterpieces of Niko Pirosmani at Tbilisi History Museum.    
30 Nov. -0001 – 30 Nov. -0001

The Exhibition of Chinese Bronze

The Georgian National Museum and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China are hosting a fabulous exhibition of Chinese Bronze.    
30 Nov. -0001 – 30 Nov. -0001

Exhibition of Niko Pirosmanashvili in Istambul

An exhibition of works by Georgia's famous painter Niko Pirosmanashvili (1862-1918) has just opened in Istanbul's Pera Museum - a fully-equipped, modern facility which was established in June 2005. The exhibition is being implemented within the "Georgian Season" project and will run through October 7.    
29 September 2016

Symposium on the Evolution of Marine Mammals honoring Guram Mchedlidze

The Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia is organizing a symposium dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Dr. Guram Mchedlidze (1931-2009), an internationally renowned Georgian marine mammal paleontologist.     
16 June 2016

International Conference "On Salt, Copper, and Gold: The Origins of Early Mining and Metallurgy in the Caucasus"

Georgian National Museum will host the international scientific conference "On Salt, Copper, and Gold: The Origins of Early Mining and Metallurgy in the Caucasus" which will take place on 16-19 June, 2016. 
30 May 2016

Public Lecture "Exhibitions at the museum"

Georgian National Museum will host the public lecture "Exhibitions at the museum" by American specialist Alan Knezevich on May 30, at 3 pm.  
13 May 2016

Presidential Order of Excellence Award Ceremony of Professor Chingiz Farzaliyev

On May 13, 2016 at the Georgian National Museum Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia was held the award ceremony, where the Director of the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan, the head of the department of the Azerbaijan Academy of arts, Professor Chingiz Farzaliyev was honored with the Presidential Order of Excellence. The award was represented to him for the significant contributions in developing Georgian-Azerbaijani cultural relations and his fruitful work.      
06 April 2016

Symposium on the Evolution of Marine Mammals honoring Guram Mchedlidze

The Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia is organizing a symposium dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Dr. Guram Mchedlidze (1931-2009), an internationally renowned Georgian marine mammal paleontologist.     
01 April 2016

Memorandum of understanding Between Georgian National Museum and Chinese Palace Museum

On 1st of April 2016, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Georgian National Museum and the Palace Museum, Beijing.       
02 February 2016

Memorandum of Cooperation Between the Georgian National Museum and University of Warsaw

Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the Georgian National Museum and University of Warsaw on February 2, 2016. 
30 November 2015

Leading German scientist’s lecture "Connecting Cultures: Hominids, Humans and Museums“

Georgian National Museum continues to offer series of public lectures presented by the worldwide recognized scientist and cordially invite you on the public lecture „Connecting Cultures: Hominids, Humans and Museums" by Professor Friedemann Schrenk of Senckenberg Museum (Frankfurt, Germany) at the Georgian National Museum auditorium on November 30 at 5 pm. 
27 November 2015

Public lecture "Social Role of Museums" by Dr. David Fleming

ICOM Georgia and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia invite you at the public lecture "Social Role of Museums" by Dr. David Fleming, Director of National Museums Liverpool, President of UK Museums Association, Vice-chair of European Museum Forum, board member of ICOM/INTERCOM (IC on Museum Management). The lecture will take place at the Georgian National Museum Auditorium on November 27 at 11 a.m.    
14 November 2015

Presentation of the Hominin’s bust created according to the complete skull from Dmanisi

Presentation of the Hominin's bust created according to the complete skull from Dmanisi archaeological site by the well known paleo-artist John Anthony Gurche will take place on November 14 at 4 p.m. Event is part of the International Science and Innovation Week 2015.     
06 October 2015

#Museuminfocus - Georgian National Museum is now on Instagram

Join us at the official presentation of the Georgian National Museum Instagram page and the exhibition of the young Georgian photographers. The event will take place on October 6 at 7 p.m.   
22 September 2015

International Day of Peace at the Georgian National Museum

In celebration of the International Day of Peace Georgian National Museum will host a group of war-affected children during the special educational program taking place on September 22 at 3 p.m. at the courtyard of the Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia.
01 June 2015

Award-winning Turkish Author and Cartoonist Meets Georgian Children at the Georgian National Museum

The Georgian National Museum Auditorium hosted an event dedicated to the Children's International Day which was supported by the Embassy of the Turkish Republic and the Tbilisi Center of the Turkish Culture. Opening event took place on 1st of June 2015.     
14 March 2015

”Film Space” at The Georgian National Museum

Georgian National Museum is hosting a non-governmental organizations' (NGO) "Film Space" project, funded by the US Embassy. 
26 February 2015

"Museums as Centers of Learning in the 21st Century" - The Georgian National Museum hosts Harvard Graduate School of Education

The Georgia National Museum in collaboration with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Abundance Foundation, will host a public presentation on "Museums as Centers of Learning in the 21st Century" on Thursday, February 26 from 10:00-12:00 at the museum auditorium.
14 February 2015

U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Georgian National Museum

On February 14, 2015, U.S. congressional delegation led by Congressman Paul Ryan visited the Georgian National Museum. General Director David Lordkipanidze hosted the delegation and showed them museum's different expositions. The U.S. congressional delegation selected Tbilisi as their transit point on route to Asia on an official visit. The delegations used this opportunity to get familiar with Georgia's history and cultural heritage.      
14 February 2015

The President of the Bundestag of Germany Visits Georgian National Museum

On February 14, 2015, Norbert Lammert, The President of the Bundestag of Germany, visited the Georgian National Museum. General Director David Lordkipanidze hosted and showed him museum's different expositions.      
09 February 2015

“WALKING AND MEMORY”

Georgian National Museum, National Geographic Georgia and "Silknet" company present lecture - "Walking and Memory" by writer and National Geographic fellow Paul Salopek.
13 November 2014

Documentary Film “Hermitage” at the Georgian National Museum

Georgian National Museum invites you at the screening of the documentary film about The State Hermitage Museum by Vakhtang Mikeladze. Event will take place on November 13, 2014 at 5 p.m.
03 November 2014

“Illustrated History of Georgia“ - Presentation of First Volume

Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia hosted an event organized in the framework of the collaboration between Georgian National Museum and publishing house "Palitra L". Presentation of the first volume of the book "Illustrated History of Georgia" took place on November 3rd at 7 p.m.
22 September 2014

ICOM/ICAMT 40th International Conference

Georgian National Museum invites you to the ICOM/ICAMT 40th International Conference "On Top of History - Site-Museums", which will take place at the Georgian National Museum Auditorium on 22-26 September 2014.
05 September 2014

International conference dedicated to the British archaeologist Michael Vikers

Georgian National Museum invites you to the international conference, dedicated to the British archaeologist Professor Michael Vikers. Conference will take place at the Georgian National Museum Auditorium on 5th of September 2014, at 11:00 a.m.
04 July 2014

European Science: Microcosm, Neuroimmunology and Cultural Heritage

Georgian National Museum Friends Association and National Geographic Georgia present public lecture "European Science: Microcosm, Neuroimmunology and Cultural Heritage". Lecture will be delivered by distinguished Georgian scientists Gia Dvali, Zaza Kokaia and David Lordkipanidze. Event will take place on 4th of July 2014, at 10 p.m.
01 July 2014

30 years after Tim Severin’s experiment”The Jason Voyage”

After 30 years Georgian National Museum hosts famous Irish writer and traveler Tim Severin for the second time. Due to this visit Georgian National Museum and National Geographic Georgia present special events dedicated to the flashback of Tim Severine's first experiment which took place 30 years ago. Event will take place at Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia on 1st of July 2014. 
16 June 2014

Representatives of The Rothschild Foundation at the Georgian National Museum

Representatives of The Rothschild Foundation Mrs. Sophie Hirst and Mr. Jack Lohman visited Georgian National Museum on June 16th, 2014.
07 June 2014

Opening of the Renewed Martvili Museum

Georgian National Museum invites you at on the opening event of renewed Martvili Museum which will take place on 7th July 2014 at 1 p.m.
05 June 2014

World Environment Day at the Georgian National Museum

Georgian National Museum and National Geographic Georgia present series of events dedicated to the World Environment Day. Events will take place at Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia on May 5th 2014 from 1 p.m. till 6 p.m. All visitors of museums are invited to attend exhibitions, participate in educational programs, public lectures and master class which will take place in the yard of the museum.
07 February 2014

Public Lecture - Life and Merits of Ekvtime Takaishvili

Georgian National Museum presents cycle of the public lectures dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Ekvtime Takaishvili. First lecture "Life and Merits of Ekvtime Takaishvili" will be delivered by employee of the Georgian National Museum, doctor of anthropological sciences Merab Mikeladze, on Fabruary 7th 2014, at 3 p.m.
07 February 2014

Public lectures - Eqvtime Takaishvili

The Georgian National Museum offers public lectures, devoted to 150 anniversary of the birth of the keeper of the treasure Ekvtime Takaishvili from February, 7th till April, 3rd. Lectures will be delivered in the exhibition halls of the museum   Calendar and the list of lecturers    
23 January 2014

Activity and Finds of the Italian-Georgian Archeological Missions in Georgia

Georgian National Museum and the Embassy of Italy in Georgia organized the conference dedicated to the activity and finds of the Italian-Georgian archeological missions in Georgia (Dmanisi, Dzalisa, Natsargora, Aradetis Orgora, Aspindza). Event was held on 23rd of January 2014, at 5p.m.
23 December 2013

In the Footsteps of Lost Technologies- Cloisonné Enamel

Georgian National Museum presents the project "Revival of Lost Technologies- Cloisonné Enamel", the documentary film and the exhibition on 23 December 2013, within the framework of activities and events dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Ekvtime Takaishvili. 
18 December 2013

Screening of the movie ,,Following the Caucasus Pass Railway-Ingushetia”

Georgian National Museum auditorium will host the movie screening dedicated to the anniversary of Ingush writer Issa Koazoi wich will take place on December 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. 
12 December 2013

Presentation of the book “Ethnographic Dictionary of Georgian Material Culture”

Georgian National Museum and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation invites you at the Presentation of the book "Ethnographic Dictionary of Georgian Material Culture" which will take place on December 12, 2013 at 3p.m.
25 November 2013

International conference “Kompetenzzentrum Museum: Creating Networks, Connecting Communities”

International Conference "Kompetenzzentrum Museum: Creating Networks, Connecting Communities" organized by the Georgian National Museum, Goethe-Institut Georgia and Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz was held on 25-28 of November, 2013.
25 November 2013

International conference “Kompetenzzentrum Museum: Creating Networks, Connecting Communities”

International Conference "Kompetenzzentrum Museum: Creating Networks, Connecting Communities" organized by the Georgian National Museum, Goethe-Institut Georgia and Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz was held on 25-28 of November, 2013.
16 October 2013

International Conference “The role of the Southern Caucasus on early human evolution and expansion? Refuge, hub or source area?!”

Georgian National Museum will host international conference "The role of the Southern Caucasus on early human evolution and expansion? Refuge, hub or source area?!", on October 16-20, 2013. 
24 July 2013

The Samtavro Cemetery of Caucasian Iberia: Recent Research

The Georgian National Museum Science Café presents lecture of Aleksandra Michalewicz, PhD candidate and member of the Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Project run by the GNM and the University of Melbourne on July 24, 2013 at 5 p.m.    
17 July 2013

Eurasia’s Earliest Human Occupations at Dmanisi in the Georgian Caucasus

Georgian National Museum Science Café invites you to the presentation of Professor Reid Ferring from University of North Texas. Topic of the presentation is "Eurasia's Earliest Human Occupations at Dmanisi in the Georgian Caucasus." Presentation will be held on 17th of July 2013 at 6 pm.  
10 July 2013

Lecture of California University professor Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati

On Wednesday,  10th of July, at 2 p.m. Georgian National Museum Auditorium presents Lecture of California University professor Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati   
05 June 2013

Lecture: "Margaret Thatcher-Falkland Islands War.The Lessons of History"

On June 5, 2013, at 12 pm  in Georgian National Museum's auditorium  Professor Ivane Menteshashvili is to deliver lecture: "Margaret Thatcher-Falkland Islands War.The Lessons of History"    
20 May 2013

Public Lecture

On Monday, May 20, at 12.00 pm in the auditorium of the Georgian National Museum Head of Archaeology Division, Department of Bible, Archaeology and the Ancient Near East, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Dr. Yuval Yekutieli's lecture: "Proto-historic connections between the Transcaucasia and the Southern Levant - a view from the Negev, Israel"    
17 April 2013

Public Lecture ,,Have Humans Changed the Climate?”

Georgian National Museum presents public lecture by Dr. Fred Goldberg ,,Have Humans Changed the Climate?" on April 17, 2013, at 6 pm.
16 April 2013

Catalogue “Medieval Georgian Ecclesiastical Art in the Georgian National Museum”

On April 16, 2013, at 3 pm the presentation ceremony of the catalogue "Medieval Georgian Ecclesiastical Art in the Georgian National Museum" takes place in the auditorium of the National Georgian Museum.
21 March 2013

Public lecture “Between Light and White“

U.S. Embassy in Georgia in cooperation with Lena Kiladze - Studio L and Georgian National Museum Invites you to a public lecture of by Bernhard Karpf, of Richard Meier & Partners "Between Light and White".
19 December 2012

The Closing Event of “Museumsinsel Berlin – Museum District Tbilisi. Keeping the Past – Facing the Future” Exhibition

The Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi Goethe Institut and The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Preuβischer Kulturbesitz) invites you to the closing event of "Museumsinsel Berlin - Museum District Tbilisi. Keeping the Past - Facing the Future" exhibition. 
11 December 2012

Public Lecture: "The El Sidron Neanderthal site and its relevance for the study of European human evolution"

On December 11, 17:00, in the Auditorium of the Georgian National Museum (Purtseladze N 3) famous Spanish scientist Antonio Rosas will give a lecture: "The El Sidron Neanderthal site and its relevance for the study of European human evolution". 
27 November 2012

Conference “Interpretation of Nonmaterial Cultural Heritage at the Museums”

Georgian National Museum Auditorium will host the international conference "Interpretation of Nonmaterial Cultural Heritage at the Museums" on November 27-28, 2012. 
15 October 2012

Explorers Club presentation and lecture "The First Humans Out of Africa" by Prof. Dr. David Lordkipanidze

The Georgian National Museum hosted Explorers Club presentation and lecture "The First Humans Out of Africa" by Prof. Dr. David Lordkipanidze on Monday, October 15th at 18:00pm.
07 October 2012

International Conference " Threats for the Treasury and Its Evacuation in Case of Disasters or Threats"

  On October 7th – 12th, 2012 the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi (Georgia) will host the annual conference of the International Committee on Museum Security (ICMS) “Threats for the treasury and its evacuation in case of disasters or threats” from 7th  – 12th October, 2012. Organizers of the conference are the International Committee on Museum Security (ICMS), the Georgian NationalMuseum and the ICOM National Committee in Georgia.    
19 September 2012

International Conference „Why Museums Now? Keeping the past – Facing the Future“

„Why Museums Now? Keeping the past – Facing the Future“.
18 September 2012

Press Conference - “Museums of XXI Century and their Role in City Development”

A press conference will be held in Auditorium of Georgian National Museum at 11:00 on 6 March, 2012, which is dedicated to International Congress "Museums of XXI Century and their Role in City Development". 
17 September 2012

Closing Conference of EU Twinning Project Support to the Institutional Development of the Georgian National Museum

On September 17th, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. the Georgian National Museum auditorium will host the closing conference of the EU funded Twinning project “Support to the Institutional Development of the Georgian National Museum”.  
15 August 2012

Presentation on Human Evolution by the Famous Paleoanthropoligist Michel Brunet

We would like to inform you that on August  15th,  5:00pm  presentation of the documentary film "Toumai" will take place at the Museum of Georgia's Science Cafe  and will be followed by the presentation on Human Evolution by the famous paleoanthropoligist and author of the discovery - Michel Brunet.  
19 September 2011

Prince of Monaco Albert II visited Georgian National Museum

General Director of the Georgian National Museum David Lordkipanidze hosted Prince of Monaco Albert II at the Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia and Dmanisi Museum-Reserve on 19th of September 2011.      
15 April 2007

Talks about Opera

Georgian National Museum together with Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre presented an educational project "Talks about Opera". The project took place at the Georgian National Museum Auditorium on April 15th 2007.     
20 February 2007

Opening of the Georgian National Museum Auditorium

Today, the Georgian National Museum officially opened it's renovated auditorium in the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi. It was designed by the French company Studio Milou and funded by BP.    
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Visitor Information

Working hours

Tuesday–Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

CLOSED on Monday, and official holidays


Entrance Fees

Adults: 5 GEL

School Children: 0.5GEL

Children (under 6): Free

Friends of Museum (become a member): Free

Free to: ICOM members, museum employees, people with limited abilities, internally displaced persons (IDPs), socially unprotected persons.

Note: visitors receiving special benefits or free admission privileges should present relevant documents


Guided Tours

Up to 10 persons 25GEL

School children groups 10GEL

Guide service is delivered in Georgian, English, German, and Russian languages.


Cloakroom

Cloakroom service is free for the following items: 

  • Coats and jackets
  • Umbrellas
  • Travelling bags and backpacks
  • Motorcycle/bicycle helmets
  • Musical instruments

Handbags (maximum size A3) can be brought into the museum. In case of questionable items , a decision will be made by authorized personnel.

 Following items cannot be checked:

  • Money, documents, and identification documents
  • Check cards and credit cards
  • Valuables
  • Handbags

In case of violating the aforementioned policy, the Georgian National Museum is not responsible for the loss or damage of any items.

Visitors should collect their belongings by the end of the working day. After the museum closes all the items left behind are considered lost. In case of loss of checked items, authorized personnel should be notified immediately.


Recommendations and Regulations

  • The last entrance tickets are sold 30 minutes prior the end of working day. Visitors should leave exhibition halls 10 minutes before the museum closes.
  • Children (under 12) should be accompanied by parents or authorized persons
  • Parents, teachers, nurses, and group supervisors are responsible for children's actions
  • Running, smoking, and excessive noise are prohibited in the museum. Parents are asked not to carry small children on their shoulders.
  • Eating and drinking is allowed only in the cafe or the yard terrace of the museum
  • Each member of the group should stay nearby the authorized supervisor
  • Copying art works in exhibition hall without authorization from the museum administration is prohibited
  • Visitors must keep their tickets until the end of the visit
  • The following items are prohibited in any part (social or exhibition) of the Georgian National Museum: chemical and toxic substances; firearms and weapons; food and plastic bottles; sharp, overweight, or oversized items; other art works, art work reproductions, or casts; scooters, skateboards, or bicycles; pets and animals.

Photo and Video Shooting

  • Taking photos of the museum building and permanent exhibitions for personal purposes are allowed without using flash and tripods
  • Photo and video are strictly prohibited at temporary exhibitions
  • Photography for commercial purposes is subject to prior negotiation and written permission issued by the museum administration and communications department
  • Taking photo or video featuring GNM employees is a subject of prior negotiation with the museum administration

Accessibility

Access help for people with disabilities

The GNM offers various museums with the special facilities to make your visit more enjoyable. If you have any enquiries regarding facilities and services for disabled people, please contact us by telephone + (995 32) 299 80 22.

Entry to the Museum is free and people with disabilities are entitled to free admission to all the Georgian National Museum exhibitions.


Shop

After the exhibition, you can visit our stores with your friends and family members. Purchase beautiful jewelry, accessories, great books, postcards and more, all inspired by the GNM's collection. Stores are available at: Museum of Georgian History, National Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts and Sighnaghi Museum.


Contact Information:

3, Rustaveli Ave., Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel: + (995 32) 299 80 22

Fax: + (995 32) 298 21 33

E-mail: info@museum.ge

 

 

 

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The origins of the Museum of Georgia stem from the foundation of the Russian Royal Geographic Society's Museum of the Caucasian Department on May 10, 1852. In 1865, the Museum of the Caucasus was established as part of the aforementioned department, on the initiative of Gustav Rade. The first exhibition was held in 1867. In 1881, the Museum of the Caucasus took an active part in the fifth international congress of archeologists, held in Tbilisi. In 1919, the museum was renamed the Georgian Museum. 

In February, 1921, the Georgian Menshevik government made a decision to relocate state treasures from Georgian museums and churches out of Tbilisi, due to Bolshevik aggression towards Georgia. The treasure was first moved to Kutaisi and then to Batumi, but was eventually packed in 248 boxes and tranported to France. In spite of great obstacles, the famous Georgian public figure, Ekvtime Takaishvili, preserved and safely returned these treasures to Georgia at the close of the Second World War. 

After the Soviet occupation, a new stage of museum development began. In this period, the scale of scientific research increased markedly, and unique expeditions were held under the auspices of the state-supported museum. Since 1947, the museum has been known as the Simon Janashia museum. Due to tense political situations occurring before and after Georgia's independence from Soviet rule, the museum had to operate extremely carefully in order to protect its collections.

In 2004, the museum was incorporated into the Georgian National Museum complex. Today, the museum has carried out significant reforms in the pursuit of setting modern standards for the preservation and exhibition of Georgian heritage.

The museum currently houses a unique collection of natural and human history, with animal remains dating back 40 million years, and rich archaeological and ethnographic collections from the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages.

The museum has been under renovation for several years, and in June 2011, one part of the museum's exhibition halls reopened to the public. Currently, you can enjoy the permanent exhibition "The Archaeological Treasury" and temporary exhibitions held periodically at the museum.

 

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162 years history of Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia begins with the establishment of "The Library House" which was founded in 1852 during the reign of Vorontsov, the deputy of the Tsar in Transcaucasia. This idea belonged to Ioann Batonishvili; he wrote about it in his "Book of Law" in the forties of the XIX century.

In 1852 the Russian Imperial Library of the Museum of the Caucasian Geographic Society was established. In 1868 the Tbilisi Public Library joined it.

From the 20's of the 20th century collecting of books and the museum values, disseminated in the country, started. The Georgian Museum became the centre of management and protection of material culture of Georgia. Different public libraries and museum funds gradually joined the museum.

From foundation of the library until today it is enriched with the scientific literature in Georgian and foreign languages. By today it represents the considerable scientific-educational centre.

One of remarkable projects, carried out by the Georgian National Museum, was the project of updating-rehabilitation of the library of S.Janashia National Museum of Georgia, the first stage of which has begun since March 2013. Restoration-updating of rare book fund (5024 units) and rare journal and newspaper fund (2372 units) and, for the first time for the library existence, the perfect electronic database has been created.

Now the fund of rare copies and the reading hall are on the new place, on the 6-th floor of the Natural Sciences building.  The literature  in the Georgian and foreign languages, arranged on subject principle, the various and unique literature on history, ethnographies, archeology, religion, jurisprudence, philology, economy, natural sciences, medicine and fiction is presented in the fund. Unique church old printing books are especially considerable: the Bible, the Gospel etc., the Gospel of Vakhtang VI, printed in Tbilisi and the Bible of Baqar, printed in 1740 in Moscow.

By today the second stage of the project - the inventory of fund and creation of the electronic database is finished. Now the third stage of the project has begun - restoration/rehabilitation of the fund and creation of the database. Among the funds which are in the library, the fixed capital represents the biggest book-depository which is completed by 280 000 units.

The library of Simon Janashia Museum of Georgian represents the traditional book-depository equipped with the western technology. After full rehabilitation the library will help in deepening of scientific knowledge and becomes the important scientific, cultural and informative centre.