Georgia museums and national galleries
The Georgian National Gallery was established in 1920. Dimitri Shevardnadze, a well-known Georgian painter, contributed significantly to the development of the gallery. Since its foundation, the gallery has served the development of Georgian fine arts.
Rustaveli Ave 11
The National Gallery was established in 1920, and quickly became a center for Georgian arts and culture. The Gallery was reorganized in 1932, and the Fine Art Museum was founded on its basis. It exhibited collections from the Historical-Ethnographic Society, Society for the Spread of Literacy, and Tbilisi State University’s ancient Georgian art.
Gudiashvili street 1
The Tbilisi History Museum was founded in 1910 as the City Municipal Museum. More recently, it was given the name of the famous Georgian poet Ioseb Grishashvili. Since 1984, the Tbilisi History Museum has been located in a restored caravanserai, representing the city’s historic role as a Silk Road trading outpost. The museum houses over fifty thousand artifacts. They reflect Tbilisi’s history from the end of the 4 millennium BCE to the present day. The museum presents archeological, ethnological and archival materials as well as the pieces of national and applied arts, and a rich photo-collection. A number of unique works of artistic and graphic arts are also preserved in this museum.
The Open Air Museum was founded on April 27, 1966 by the famous Georgian ethnographer Giorgi Chitaia. It is located in Tbilisi’s Vake district, to the west of “Turtle Lake”. It occupies 52 hectares of land and houses more than eight thousand artifacts brought from all over Georgia. The Open Air Museum encompasses 14 ethnographic zones: Kartli, Samegrelo, Adjara, Abkhazia, Svaneti, Khevsureti, Kakheti, Meskheti, Javakheti, Guria, Imereti, Racha, Lechkhumi and Ossetia.
1 Turtle Lake Road, Tbilisi, Georgia