Karabakh Mugham School

According to a UNESCO decision, the Mugham of Azerbaijan has been proclaimed a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. In Azerbaijan proper, where the Mugham is perceived as an integral part of a system of fundamental cultural values of the Azerbaijani people, this decision is viewed both as a recognition of the merits by outstanding representatives of the genre and as a desire to attract the attention of the world’s cultural community to this unique heritage.

“Tamga” element is reflected on the “Gasimushaghi” embroideries and rugs

“Tamga” element is reflected on the “Gasimushaghi” embroideries and rugs. Although many virtues of the “Gasimushaghi” (also, “Kasim Ushag”, “Kasim-Usag”, “Gasimushagy” and “Kasymushagy”) rugs and embroideries have been explored, some elements, motives, patterns or figures need investigation and exact explanation.

Aghdam Bread Museum

Museums of Karabakh



In the territories of Azerbaijan invaded by the Armenian Armed Forces and in the conflict zones there were 31 museums being the material-cultural heritage of our country. At present the fund of having 103 thousand exhibits are situated in the territories which are under the control of Armenian Armed Forces.

Our main purpose is to deliver the information about the material-cultural heritage of Karabakh to the young generation including give the international organizations correct information about our losses.

Such an idea has become real owning to a project implemented by the Azerbaijani Free Speech Foundation and sponsored by the Council for State Support to Non-Governmental Organizations under the Auspices of the President of Azerbaijan.

Under the rubric of “Heritage” we shall systematically present the information related to the museums of Karabakh.

Aghdam Bread Museum

The idea of establishing Aghdam Bread museum which is considered to be the second in the world belongs to Sadiq Murtuzayev who held the post of first secretary of party committee of the town in 1982. That year the repairing -restoration began in the mill and was completed in the next year and on 25th of November in 1983 the museum received its first visitors.

Sari Ashuq memorial museum


Renowned as an adroit master of bayati (a lyrical form of Azerbaijani folk poetry) both in folklore and written literature, Sari Ashuq had become a legend and celebrity in his lifetime, his name and profession had gone through the test of time and reached the present day. In 1927, archaeologists examined Sari Ashuq’s tomb and shrine at the Gulabird cemetery and came to a conclusion that the shrine belonged to the XVII century.

Memorial museum of Gurban Pirimov

The idea of the creation of house-museum of the national artist tari player Qurban Pirimov, was suggested in September of 1991 by the Ministry of Culture and in conjunction with it, was set a nine-member staff. Fakhraddin Hajiyev was appointed as the director of the museum.