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Materials on ethnography of Kazakhs in Russian funds of museum

A. Ibrayeva

Ethnographic meetings take a special place among museum collections. Many subjects that reflect material and spiritual culture of the Kazakh people, collected by researchers, travelers during expedition, makes contents of funds of many Russian museums. This aspect of a problem for many years was the subject of study of the Kazakhstan historians and specialists in museum specialist. The history of formation of ethnographic collections of Kazakhs is more than 250 years in Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography named after Peter the Great (MAE) of Russian Academy of Sciences. Information about «Kyrgyz (Kazakh) things» was mentioned in Kunstkamera since 1779. Archive data testify that in 1860–1870 the clothes and subjects of nomadic life of the people of Central Asia and Kazakhstan were exposed at MAE.


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