Vani Archeological Museum - Reserve
01 Nov. 2004 – 01 Nov. 2012

Archeology of Vani

The museum's collection encompasses the period between the 8th and 1st centuries BCE. One of the exhibitions includes the city of temples, most representative of Vani culture. Architecture, gold-works, bronze sculptures and their fragments are represented at the permanent exhibition.
17 July 2014

Interdisciplinary Research of Vani Settlement

Georgian National Museum together with Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation presents workshop which will take place in Vani Museum-Reserve on 16-18 of July 2014. The meeting will be dedicated to the preparation of interdisciplinary research of Georgian-German project of Vani settlement.
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Contact Information

32 O. Lortkipanidze st., Vani, Georgia
Tel: +(995 32) 299 80 22
Fax: +(995 32) 298 21 33
E-mail: info@museum.ge 

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The Vani Archeological Museum-Reserve was founded on April 21, 1981 as a local history museum, and was opened to the public in September 1985 during an international symposium.

The Museum is situated on a hill close to the town of Vani in the western Georgia, on the left bank of the River Rioni.

The Vani Museum-Reserve is of strategic importance with its scientific and educational programs adhering to the highest standards of the Georgian National Museum. The museum includes: the archaeological site of Vani, the expedition base, and the museum itself.

The museum houses the majority of the archeological materials discovered in the site of Vani. In 1987, after the discovery of a rich burial, the Gold Reserve was opened at the museum, which preserves the unique pieces of Vani's ancient goldsmiths.

The exhibition covers the period between 800 BCE and 100 CE. Visitors can also see an exhibition presenting the Vani site as a temple-city. This permanent exhibition presents architectural materials and goldwork, as well as unique bronze figures and their fragments.

The museum was named after the famous archaeological scientist, Otar Lordkipanidze. Vani hosts annual international symposiums regarding contemporary issues of history and archeology of the ancient Mediterranean region.

For decades, the Vani expedition has been attracting attention of the international community of scientists with its unique discoveries.