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Information of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Mehmandarovs’ Mansion Complex

Mehmandarovs’ mansion complex in Shusha belongs to the family of Karim bey Mehmandarov and is one of the historical and architectural monuments of Azerbaijan.

A historical and architectural monument of the 18th century, the mansion complex was built by representatives of the Mehmandarov dynasty, who held various civil and military positions in the administrative system of the Azerbaijani khanates, including the Khanate of Karabakh (Garabagh).

As a complex of buildings, the mansion includes one large and one small house and a mosque. Later, a fountain was built on the road to the mosque.

Mehmandarovs’ mansion complex was first certified by the Ministry of Culture of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan in 1977-1978.

The large house served as Shusha City Hospital during the Soviet era.

On the 19th of May 1987, Shusha branch of the State Museum of Azerbaijani Carpets and Applied Arts (now the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum) began operating in the residential complex, which once belonged to the Mehmandarovs. Due to the occupation of Shusha by the Armenian armed forces in 1992, the exhibits in the branch were evacuated and brought to Baku. As was reported, the mansion complex of the Mehmandarovs was also severely damaged and destroyed during the war. Most of the buildings of Mehmandarovs’ property were ruined. The small residential house was used by the Armenians as the History Museum of Shusha. The mosque was also appropriated by the Armenians and turned into a museum of geology.

The large-scale reconstruction and renovation operations in our liberated territories, including the restoration and construction process in Shusha, are all being carried out by the Azerbaijani state as per the original architectural style of Shusha. And as part of this work, it has also been envisaged to restore Mehmandarovs’ mansion complex, where repair and construction work is now being carried out.

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Information du Ministre de la Culture de la République d'Azerbaïdjan
sur le Complexe Résidentiel Mehmandarov

Le complexe résidentiel Mehmandarov de Choucha, propriété de la famille de Karim bey Mehmandarov, est l'un des monuments historiques et architecturaux d'Azerbaïdjan.

Ce monument historique et architectural du XVIIIème siècle a été construit par des membres de la dynastie des Mehmandarov qui ont occupé divers postes civils et militaires dans le système administratif des khanats Azerbaïdjanais et, en particulier, celui du Karabakh.

Constitué d'un ensemble de bâtiments, le complexe résidentiel comprend une grande maison,  une petite maison et une mosquée. Plus tard, une fontaine a été construite sur la route menant à la mosquée.

 Le complexe résidentiel Mehmandarov a été certifié pour la première fois par le Ministère de la Culture de la République Socialiste d'Azerbaïdjan en 1977-1978.

La grande maison a servi d'hôpital de Choucha à l'époque soviétique.

Le 19 mai 1987, la succursale  de Choucha du Musée d'État des Tapis Azerbaïdjanais et des Arts Appliqués (actuellement Musée National du Tapis Azerbaïdjanais) s'est installée dans l'ancien  complexe résidentiel des Mehmandarovs. En raison de l'occupation de Choucha par les forces armées arméniennes en 1992, les œuvres qui y étaient exposées ont été transférées à Bakou. Selon ce qui a été rapporté, le complexe résidentiel des Mehmandarovs a été sévèrement endommagé  et a subi des destructions pendant la guerre. La plupart des bâtiments ont été dégradés. La petite maison a été utilisé par les Arméniens comme Musée d'Histoire de Choucha. Ils se sont aussi approprié la mosquée et en ont fait un musée de géologie.

Les opérations d'envergure de reconstruction et de rénovation dans les territoires libérés, parmi lesquelles figurent la restauration et la reconstruction de Choucha, sont toutes menées par l'état Azerbaïdjanais dans le style architectural originel de Choucha. Dans le cadre de ces travaux, il a aussi été décidé de restaurer le complexe résidentiel des Mehmandarovs, et le chantier de réparation et de reconstruction est actuellement en cours.

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