State Museum of Temurids History, AS RUz
State Museum of Temurids History, AS RUz

Year of Foundation: 1996, on the occasion of the 660th Anniversary of the birth of Amir Temur.
Address: Uzbekistan, 100000, Tashkent, Amir Temur Street, 1
Phone: (+998 71) 232-02-12
Fax: (+998 71) 232-02-13
e-mail: temurid@temurid.uz; web: www.temurid.uz.
Director: Fayziev Xurshid Turgunovich, Candidate of Historical Sciences
Staff: Candidates of Sciences -4; Research Fellows – 23; overall personnel content - 70

State Museum of Temurids History, AS RUz was established on the initiative and under the guidance of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov in 1996 in connection with the 660 - anniversary of the birth of Amir Temur, according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan № 99 dated March 14, 1996 
Main research areas: 
Development of scientific and practical research in major areas of cultural history and education in the region. 
Exposing of the Temurid era history to public representatives of the republic and representatives of foreign states. 
Collection of written sources, artefacts and collector's items of the concerned period in the country and abroad; 
Organization of permanent and temporary exhibits and traveling exhibitions that reflect the contribution of Amir Temur and his dynasty in the development of world culture and science through thematic, historical documents, manuscripts, cultural and material monuments, archaeological sites, etc. 
Unique scientific objects: 
The building and the exposition of the State Museum of Temurids History. 
The museum building is a synthesis of the medieval (to be more precise of the Temurid period) of the eastern and modern architectural styles. It has a rounded shape with a large ribbed dome, parapets on the roof, open ayvan and columns. The exterior is decorated with fine patterns. 
The museum is included in the "List of state unique research objects". The museum specimen are kept in Museum collections, reflecting the history of Uzbekistan, including the era of Amir Temur and his dynasty; the museum pieces are represented by handwritten essays, all kinds of letters, items of ethnography, architecture, silver and copper coins, ceramic and copper products, etc. 
In the period between 2006 and 2011, 17 exhibitions were prepared and arranged, in particular, "Amir Temur - Clavijo - Samarqand," "Cultural history of writing", "Pages of Amir Temur’s life", "Foreign heritage", "Samarkand is aged 2750", " Shohruhiya Findings ", "Tashkent is the Capital of Islamic Culture", "Tashkent is the Oriental Star”, "Autograph notes”, "From the treasury of rare manuscripts”," Renaissance of the Temurid era"," Diplomatic relations in the State of Temurids”,etc. 
In view of educating youth in the spirit of patriotism and national pride, bearing respect and veneration for the history and legacy of the great figures of the past, the Museum also arranged spiritual and educational activities such as: "The great masters of the pen", "Legal heritage of the Temurid period ", "Descendants of Amir Temur "," Pearls of History ","Majestic image". The following thematic excursions were conducted: "Amir Temur and Europe," "Martial art of Amir Temur", "Medicine in the era of Amir Temur", "The Code of Temur", "Mawarannaukhr in the era of Ulugbek", "Temurid princesses" as well as other activities and events with employment of rich exhibits of the Museum. 
Museum exhibitions are attended by visitors from foreign countries, many official delegations. Getting acquainted with the history of the epoch of Amir Temur and his dynasty, they recognize that this is very impressive. During this period, the museum was visited by more than 600 official delegations from various countries and closely acquainted with the history of the Temurid era, they recorded their impressions, and their sincere recognition in the "Guest Book", on the basis of which the museum founded exhibition "Autograph notes”.
There were about 600 items in the museum at the time of its foundation. Today the museum exposition alone accounts for more than 2,000 exhibits. 
Since its opening the Museum was visited by more than 1 6500 00 people. Over these years, the Museum was visited by 680 official delegations from around the world. 
The most important results of collectionamental research: 
In 2007, work on collectionamental project “Renaissance of the Temurid era” was completed. The project results prepared for publication in the monograph format. The project results were also reflected in republican scientific conferences on the theme: "The era of Amir Temur and Temurids: new research" (2004), "The Temurid State and the Temurid Renaissance" (2006), published in more than 30 scientific articles, the booklet "Amir Temur - Clavijo - Samarqand" and were included in the academic community in the created multimedia “The State Museum of Temurids”. The following collections were published: “Monuments of culture from the Temurid era" (Tashkent mini- printing-office of Historical Faculty of NUUz, 2003, 6.75 cond. print. sheets), "The era of Amir Temur and Temurids: new research" (Tashkent: Publishing House "Fan va Technologia", 2005, 13 print.sheets),"Statehood and Renaissance in the Temurid Empire" (Tashkent: Printers «ALOQA PRINT», 2008, 14 print. sheets). The results obtained are of considerable significance for specialists and researchers who study the history of science and culture in the era of Temurids, as well as for writing textbooks for higher educational institutions, colleges, lyceums and schools, creation of expositions and exhibitions highlighting the history of the Uzbek state. 
The collection research, "Study of written monuments of the Temurid era (terms - the second half of 2007 until 2011) in Uzbekistan and abroad, from whence the materials and information are gathered about the manuscripts of that era kept abroad. The analysis has been made for the background of written sources on the topic, those preserved in the manuscript collections of Iran, Turkey, Britain, France, and Russia. It has been borne out that considerable attention in that period was attached to historical works. In 2007, the scientific-practical conference "Sources on Temurid History" was held at the national level and in 2009 - "Sources on Temurid History: descriptions, translations, studies". Under the auspices of UNESCO there was published a Monograph in Russian entitled "History of written language and hand-written books of peoples of Uzbekistan (9th - the early 20th century)" (Tashkent, 2008. 10 print. sheets. Author - N. Khabibullaev), a booklet in Uzbek "Temuriylar Davr Manaviyat Merosi Tarihidan" (Tashkent, 2009. – 98 pages. Author - O. Buriev), as well as the collection – “Temuriylar tarihiga manbalar oid” (Tashkent: Aloqa Print, 2010). 
Innovative development works: 
In 2007, innovative project FA-S2-005 "Tashkent is the capital of Islamic culture was implemented. The project outcomes served the basis for the exhibition "Tashkent is the capital of Islamic culture", the materials of which represent brilliant evidence of the wealth of material and spiritual heritage of Uzbek people, the compiled Catalogue of the exhibition entitled “Tashkent is the capital of Islamic culture” in 2007. Islamic manuscript collections in Tashkent” was published in three languages (Uzbek, Russian, and English). 
Projects under Support of the Collection for Collectionamental Research. 
Under the support from the Collection for Collectionamental Research the project was completed - "Catalog of Temurid era items kept abroad" (2006 - 2007), which represents the objects from the Temurid period with their descriptions kept in museums in Russia, Asia and Europe. The project entitled "From the history of book art in Central Asia” (handwritten and lithographed copies of works created in the era of Temurids) (2008 to 2009.) was also completed. 
The projects in progress are entitled "Textbooks published by lithographic method at the late nineteenth - early twentieth century”. (2010 to 2011.), and "Virtual exhibitions and their scientific and practical grounds (based on the State Museum of Temurids’ History exhibitions)" (2010 to 2011) 
The project "Textbooks published by lithographic method at the late nineteenth - early twentieth century”. (2010 to 2011.) had the following outcomes: analysis of the background of the problem, analysis of sources on the basis of which these books were divided into 3 main groups: educational book intended for 1) schools in the education system in Central Asia, 2) Russian-native schools, and 3) new-method schools established by the Jadids. 
The project "Virtual exhibitions and their scientific and practical grounds (based on the State Museum of Temurids’ History exhibitions)" (2008 - 2010.) had the following outcomes: development of a concept and a theme-and-exposition plan for the exhibition section "Architecture in the epoch of Amir Temur and Temurids” created by the museum under the title “Renaissance of the Temurid era”.