Museum of miniature books

Museum of miniature books
The miniature book museum began functioning on April 2, 2002.
On one of the streets of the Old City is the world's only museum of miniature books. It is unlikely that they will be allowed to read or even hold these publications to visitors, but everyone can admire the skillful work of the masters.

The Baku Miniature Kitab Muzeyi Museum is a miniature book museum [1], located in the old part of the city of Baku, the historical district "Icheri Sheher", on Zamkova Street. Began to function on April 2, 2002.
The founder [edit] | edit the code]
Exhibits exhibited in the museum were collected by Tair Salakhov's sister Zarifa Salakhova for almost 30 years. Her personal collection is 6500 books from 64 countries of the world
Characteristics of the museum [edit] | edit the code]
The museum contains miniature books published both in pre-revolutionary Russia and in Soviet times. In addition, the exposition of the museum has books published in Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, from the republics of Central Asia, as well as Europe.

In the museum's funds there are rare editions of KI Chukovsky, AL Barto, NV Gogol, FM Dostoevsky. The works of AS Pushkin [3].

The museum exhibits miniature books of famous classics such as Vagif, Khurshidbanu Natavan, Nizami Ganjavi, Nasimi, Fizuli, Samad Vurgun, Mirza Fatali Akhundov and others.
Zarifa Salakhova, the founder of the unique Museum of Miniature Books, began to collect a collection of micro-books in Soviet times. The first to become her "folio" was the collection of fables by Krylov. She was able to enlist the support of Heydar Aliyev, therefore on April 23, 2002 by the decree of the President of Azerbaijan the museum was opened in one of the buildings of the Old Town next to the Maiden Tower.

In the museum today more than four thousand miniature books. Here and the Azerbaijan literature (Nizami, Fizuli), and Russian classics, and works of foreign authors (London, Flaubert, Balzac). The place was found both for the Bible and the Koran, and for the collection of works of Lenin. There is even a miniature book "Criminal anecdotes from Yuri Nikulin" - where without him in the Old City! If you want to feel the importance of this institution, then listen to what his mistress says about him: "There are only three things in Baku: caviar, oil and a museum of miniature books."

The museum consists of only one small hall, but there is no need to rush anywhere. Suddenly you are lucky to meet with the founder of the museum? She will tell a lot of interesting things.