A nation is known, recognized and distinguished among the world nations by certain characteristic features. The highest and the greatest of these features is culture.


Azerbaijani Pavilion at the Islamic Arts Biennale

On January 23, 2023, the opening ceremony of the Islamic Art Biennale was held for the first time in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The Azerbaijani pavilion at the Islamic Arts Biennale showcases a selection of artifacts from the Islamic Art collection of the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan. The pavilion features a plethora of valuable exhibits reflecting the ancient history and rich culture of Azerbaijan, which are part of the museum's collection. These include pieces of pottery, carpets, and artistic metal art, including a rare collection of miniatures dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Additionally, on display are Ayuki's poem "Varga and Gulshah," the only complete manuscript from the 13th century, and the multimedia installation "Varga and Gulshah: The Return," inspired by the illustrations of artist Abdulmomin Muhammad al-Khoyi.

The Islamic Arts Biennale will continue until April 23 this year.

The creative and aesthetic expression of the past, present, and future of Islamic art is organized at the Hajj Terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport in an area of 70,000 square meters.

Exhibition pavilions reflecting the richness of Islamic art and the spiritual and artistic connection among the Muslims of the world are presented by Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah (Kuwait), the Cairo Museum of Islamic Art (Egypt), the Benaki Museum (Greece), the National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Saudi Arabia), the National Heritage Institute (Tunisia), the National Library of Qatar, the Ahmed Baba Institute of Higher Education and Islamic Research (Mali), the Al-Haramain Foundation (Saudi Arabia), and other museums and organizations as part of the biennial dedicated to the theme "First Home".


03.02.2023 14:18
Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the professional national theater of Azerbaijan
02.02.2023 09:22
Today is National Youth Day
01.02.2023 20:42
"The Dead" to be staged at the Heydar Aliyev Center for the first time
24.01.2023 13:17
Ummulbanu Banine, the first French-speaking Azerbaijani writer
13.01.2023 12:45
Heydar Aliyev Center to host the performances of Heydar Aliyev's favorite plays
13.01.2023 11:16
Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
13.01.2023 10:11
Heydar Aliyev Center to host the performances of Heydar Aliyev's favorite plays
09.01.2023 12:42
The Azerbaijan Culture Center in Tashkent celebrates the "Year of Shusha"
29.12.2022 15:35
Exhibition opened in honor of Khurshidbanu Natavan’s 190th anniversary
26.12.2022 17:54
An exhibition titled "Azerbaijani carpets: learning through art" was opened in Romania
12.10.2022 12:57
The art symposium "XAZART" will be held on October 7-15, 2022
05.10.2022 13:56
The short profile was prepared within the framework of the international Compendium Association
29.09.2022 13:08
2023 declared “Year of Heydar Aliyev” in Azerbaijan
23.09.2022 16:10
“Hippos Travelling the World & Calling for Climate Action” children’s exhibition starts in Azerbaijan
29.08.2022 12:28
DokuBaku Festival has announced the jury
26.08.2022 09:33
An international project, “Youth ArtCamp Shusha and Baku” is being held
22.08.2022 17:15
ANIMAFILM Festival, which will take place under the slogan "One Ticket = One Tree" has announced its program
31.05.2022 10:20
The atmospheric performance of Shahin Novrasli closed the 1st Baku International Piano Festival
12.05.2022 13:20
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended opening of the festival
20.04.2022 17:26
The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum hosted the opening of the exhibition Two Hearts One Destiny
30.03.2022 11:38
The 2022 call for applications of UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity is now open
10.03.2022 16:22
British Council and the British Embassy in Baku are launching the seventh edition of the British Film Festival
22.02.2022 15:41
Parvin Gozalov delivered a speech at the 300th and 30th anniversary events in the Russian Federation
18.02.2022 21:51
Dr Shirin Melikova, Director of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum was awarded the Knight of the Order of the Arts and the Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) of France