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Memorial house-museum of A. Baitursynov.

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“If the main wealth for the people is health, then the main wealth for the soul is knowledge and art. It is only with their help that peoples find their place in civilization. The main thing now is to give knowledge to young people, to teach them a craft, a profession. To implement these tasks in the Kazakh steppe, it is necessary to open Kazakh schools everywhere, teach in the Kazakh language"

 Akhmet Baitursynov.

Excursion to Baitursynov house-museum in Almaty.

The memorial house-museum of Akhmet Baitursynov is located in the city of Almaty. The museum is located in the house where he lived in 1933 - 1937. In 1933 - 1937, Akhmet Baitursynov lived in the Zubov house with his family.
After the rehabilitation of the leader of Alash Orda in 1988, the house was recognized as a monument of history and architecture, and in 1993 a memorial house-museum was opened. The exposition of the museum occupies three rooms - the former dining room, the nursery and the office of the head of the family.
In the two largest and lightest halls, originals and photocopies of documents and photographs telling about the Baitursynov family, his friends and like-minded people are presented. There are very few exhibits in the third room, small and dark, they tell about his arrest and execution.
The former one-story house of Zubov was built at the beginning of the XXth century on Taranchievskaya Street. The main facade of a one-storey building, rectangular in terms of volume, is oriented to the west. The entrance to the building is located on the south side and is distinguished by a porch with a canopy.
The building is a frame made of Tien Shan spruce logs, with a basement on a stone foundation. The walls are plastered and whitewashed. The planes of the walls are solved by the horizontal rhythm of the window openings.
A cornice lined with boards runs along the entire perimeter of the building. The planning system of the building is enfilade. The building is an example of merchant buildings in the western part of the city of Verny. On November 10, 2010, a new State List of Historical and Cultural Monuments of Local Significance of the city of Almaty was approved, at the same time with which all previous decisions on this matter were declared invalid.
In this Resolution, the status of a local monument to the building of the Baitursynov Museum was preserved. The boundaries of the protected zones were approved in 2014.


Photos by
Alexander Petrov.