History museum

The History Museum features a wide range of artwork [PHOTO]

By Laman Ismayilova

The National History Museum exhibited superb handicrafts and works of art within the framework of the 2nd Republican Art Competition “Pearl of Karabakh – Shusha”.

The art competition was organized within the framework of the Year of Shusha in Azerbaijan in partnership with the National Academy of Sciences.

More than 100 stunning handicrafts and colorful paintings were displayed at the exhibition, reports Azernews citing Trend Life.

The art competition brought together talented artists from across the country. Artists have created a wide range of artwork inspired by the rich history and culture of the Karabakh region.

The competition was held in two categories (fine and applied arts) with three nominations.

The jury included the General Director of the History Museum, Academician Naila Valikhanli, Secretary of the Union of Azerbaijani Artists, People’s Artist Aghali Ibrahimov, Deputy Director of the State Theater Museum, Member of the Union of Artists Nazim Mammadov, Head of the Fine Arts Fund of the History Museum, Associate Professor Nardana Yusifova and Artist-Restorer, Honored Cultural Worker Gulshan Hajiyeva.

The members of the jury evaluated the works submitted to the competition and determined the winners.

The names of the winners were announced at the opening of the exhibition. The winners received memorable gifts and certificates.

The head and curator of the project is Aynur Babayeva, who currently works at the State History Museum.

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