KazNU named after al-Farabi Museum


Museum of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is the university research and information unit, which aims to safeguard, enhance and promote the cultural and historical values of the university ​​for effective scientific and educational training, moral and patriotic education of the graduates, which will be competitive in Kazakhstan and in the world. Museum of the University has existed since 1989, its large-scale reconstruction was carried out after 20 years. The opening of the new museum took place on October 13, 2009, when President N. Nazarbayev visited Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. The rich tradition of the history of the university is worthily represented with more than 5 thousand historical valuable documents and rare museum exhibits, which are capably and meaningfully collected in 120 display cases. The area of ​​the museum complex is 1000 square meters. It combines the Gallery of History, the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Sustainable Development of the University.


The conceptual idea of ​​the gallery is to show historical retrospectives of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, which reflect the main directions of the development of education and science in Kazakhstan. It presents historical documents related to the life of the University in different years, as well as the origin and development of authoritative scientific schools. Reflecting the heritage of Al-Farabi, traditions rooted by scientific schools of M. Auezov, K. Satpaev, T. Tazhibaeva, E. Bekmakhanov, K. Persidskiy, A. Bekturova, D. Sokolsky, T. Darkanbaeva, A. Kasimdzhanov and many other great scientists are the "pearl" of our museum.


The complexes with the unique content and artistic expression are placed in the atrium, which are dedicated to the heritage of the great thinker of the East, the philosopher Abu Nasr al-Farabi and the first president of independent Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, who is Honorary Doctor and Honorary Professor of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. The museum is rich with photo galleries, which shows pictures of Nobel laureates who have visited our university. They are presented in the sections such as "Winners of the State awards", "University graduates - our pride" and "Honorary professors changed doctors".


Achievements and prospects of the faculties and institutes are reflected in the windows of the hall of Sustainable Development at the University. In the center is a unique setting "Land of the XXI century", which symbolize the planetary scale of modern knowledge. New expositions in the format of 3D-technology are highly impressive, which demonstrate the last tremendous achievements of transformation of the university into the research university as well as the entering the top of the best universities in the world and the creation of "Al-Farabi university smart city» for sustainable development.


Museum is the only among university museums of Kazakhstan which became a member of the International Council of Museums, thus became one of the founders of International Council of Museums (Paris, France) in Kazakhstan. ICOM is a member of the Eurasian and Kazakh Association of Universities and actively collaborates with museums and cultural centers of the world.


Museum of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is awarded with Honorary Diploma in the nomination "The Best of ICOM Kazakhstan" for contribution to the development of the museum business, 2014; Honorary Diploma for active participation in the work of the veterans 'movement' of the City Council of Veterans, 2010; Letter of Thanks from the Veterans Council of Bostandyk district in Almaty for their hard work on moral and patriotic education of youth, 2010; Diploma "Best Museum among the institutions of higher education in 2011, " in the framework of the International Forum of museologists "Museum as a phenomenon of history and modernity", Astana, 2011; Honorary Diploma of the Republican contest-review of public museums in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the category "Museums of higher education institutions", which was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the veteran organizations of Kazakhstan, 2011. The University Museum has taken an honorable 1st place trophy and awarded Honorary Diploma for active participation in the competition in category "Relay memory: remember and honor", Fund of the First President of Kazakhstan - Leader of the Nation, 2015.

According to the decision of the International Council of Museums ICOM, Treasury Museum Al-Farabi Kazakh National University named "Museum of the Year 2015" and awarded the honorary diploma.


Our address:  

71 Al-Farabi av, Almaty, 050040 Office 2-3, al-Farabi KazNU

Tel. + 7(727)2211359,

mob. тel. 87078232829

Schedule of work:

9.00– 18.00 (lunch 13.00-14.00) 


Saturday, Sunday