Museum of local lore will open in the Pavlodar region
Artisan Maksutbek Kopzhasarov's workshop includes a number of antiquities that are given by people for restoration. The dower chests, vases, jewelries and horse tack are parts of the master’s workshop. It is expected to to open a museum of local history in the Pavlodar region, where the artisan’s findings will be located in the future.
MAKSUTBEK KOPZHASAROV, ARTISAN:
- Villagers keep the rarities in their houses. I think they might wish to give them to the museum. For example, they bring a thing to the workshop, I restore and fix it and then they come back to take it. These ancient things were given to them by grandfathers. For example, people even bring rare boots.
The museum will be housed in a wooden building of 1895. At different times this building with carved shutters was used as place for schools and gymnasiums.
ALTYNBEK KURMANOV, LOCAL HISTORIAN:
- Well known people studied in this building like Zhusipbek Aimauytov, Yermakhan Bekmakhanov, Alkei Margulan and people's writer Kalmukhan Isabayev.
The 78 facilities are included from the region into the republican Sacrel Kazakhstan program. The Pavlodar region is rich for famous personalities which is the birthplace of Bukhar zhyrau, Sultanmakhmut Toraigyrov and Kanysh Satpayev.
KAIRAT SARBASOV, HEAD, CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, BAYANAUYL REGION:
- A lot of work is expected to improve the condition of holy places. Therefore, 3 million tenge was allocated from the regional budget. We plan to mark the 28 facilities in three languages: Kazakh, Russian and English.
This year a number of significant dates is planned in the region, which is full of picturesque nature and rich history. The list of celebrations include the 125th anniversary of Bukhar Zhyrau, the 200th anniversary of Musa Shrmanov, the 160th anniversary of Mashkhur Zhusip Kopeyev and the 125th anniversary of Sultanmakhmut Toraigyrov.