40 year anniversary of Open Air Museum of Ethnography

12 October 2006 - 13 October 2006

On 12th and 13th October, Open Air Museum of Ethnography celebrates its 40 years anniversary. On the first day of celebration, there will be held opening session and on the second day, Ethnographic Museum will host different festival events.


12th of October

14:00 - Opening Ceremony/ Welcoming Speech

Professor Devid Lordkipanidze- "Museum Activities of Academic G. Chitaia"

Tamila Tsagareishvili- "Memories from contemporaries of the museum"

"Ethnographic Museum today and future perspectives"

"Presentation Of museum's General plan".

13th of October

12:00 - Opening ceremony

12:00-18:00 Exposition of local Gastronomy and Folk exponents

13:30- 14: 30 "Autumn Celebration"; Intellectual Quiz; Concert of the folk ensemble "Mtiebi"; Demonstration of national martial arts and traditional crafts accompanied by Local ensemble "Nanina"

17:00-18:00 - Beer drinking ritual "Sakeeno".

Venue: G. Chitaia Open Air Museum of Ethnography, 25 M. Berdzenishvili Str. (Turtle Lake Road). Tbilisi, Georgia.