Excursion in Heydar Aliyev Center and the Museum of Modern Art
Heydar Aliyev Center is a cultural center, projected as a complex structure that includes the Auditorium (convention center), a museum, exhibition halls, administrative offices. The project center has been designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre is considered to be one of the symbols of modern Baku.
On the first floor of the Centre the exhibition "Masterpieces of Azerbaijan" is presented. It demonstrates unique exhibits reflecting the inexhaustible natural wealth, long history of the country and its cultural heritage. This exhibition draws attention as a modern interactive means to study the history and culture of Azerbaijan. One of the main features of the exhibition is that it presents all periods of the history of Azerbaijan, demonstrates exhibits relating to different areas of Azerbaijani culture. Thus, the exhibition includes unique examples of ancient crafts; in particular the Azerbaijani carpet weaving school, a special interest is the demonstration of copper products. Ancient Azerbaijani musical instruments are presented in the original - the sound form.
The exhibition presents traditional clothes and old coins. The attention of visitors attracted to the holy books of different religions, representatives of which live in Azerbaijan, the exhibit is known as the space tolerance.
Next we go to the Museum of Modern Art.
This museum contains more than 800 works of Azerbaijani artists.
Mainly sculptures of avant-garde style are demonstrated there.
The museum also provides children's art room, video room, restaurant and artkafe.