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The main aim of the department of international relations is to strengthen and support the international presence in the modern Kazakhstan artistic field.
The Department of International Relations initiates and supports the exchange and ongoing professional cooperation between artists of Kazakhstan in international art communities. The main activities of the Department of International Relations are:
* curator programs for visitors
* organization of foreign exhibitions for artists at the National Museum,
* holding conferences, lectures and projects in cooperation with foreign museums and institutes of contemporary art
* professional support of projects
* Visa and registration support


Programs for artists in the museum:
We initiate, organize and carry out the participation of Kazakhstan artists in the international "artist in museum" programs, funded by various competitions. In addition, we host foreign artists, providing them with appropriate working conditions and the possibility of presentation, for example, by organizing seminars.
Program for visitors:
We invite well-known specialists to give lectures related to exhibitions at the Museum, or on separate subjects. During their stay, we provide our guests with the opportunity to get acquainted with the Kazakhstan art scene, organizing meetings and visits to the most famous art institutions.


In cooperation with foreign museums, we participate in the organization of exhibitions, lectures, conferences, and implement many other public events and projects. Employees of the National Museum of Kazakhstan take part in international scientific conferences, presentations that form the country's scientific image. Participation in international events with exhibits from NMRK funds contributes to the expansion of knowledge about the country abroad.
Annually, the scope of international cooperation of NMRK is expanded. The museum develops scientific cooperation with museums, archives, libraries, research institutions of far and near abroad.
As part of the cultural and educational activities of the NMRK, it supports and strengthens cultural cooperation with embassies and consulates of foreign countries of Greece, Korea, Hungary, China, Iran, Egypt, India, North Macedonia, France, Italy, America and Russia.
In the spirit of developing and expanding cooperation in the field of scientific research and the promotion of cultural heritage, the following agreements were concluded between the National Museum of Kazakhstan and similar institutions in other countries:
1. National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Republic of Korea
2. Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
3. Vietnam National Museum of History
4. National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Korea
5. Asia Culture Center of the Republic of Korea
6. LLP Mondo Mostro
7. Lomonosov Moscow State University
8. Virtual collection of Asian masterpieces
9. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus A. Nichkasov
10. National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus
11. Korean Cultural Center
12. Embassy of Italy in the Republic of Kazakhstan
13. Embassy of Mexico in the Republic of Kazakhstan
14. The Kovacs Gabor Art Foundation. Hungary
15. The Asia Pacific Community. Japan.
16. Embassy of Israel in the Republic of Kazakhstan
17. Shanghai Museum. China
18. CJSC "LANIT". Russia
19. The State Hermitage Museum. Russia
20. National Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Belarus
21. Hong Kong History Museum
22. L.M. Sterlikov. The genetic code of the universe. USA
23. Kurgan Art Museum. Russia
24. Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt
25. Center for Cultural Monument Exchange of Shaanxi
26. Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Kazakhstan. Exhibition "From Lisbon through Minsk, Moscow, Astana to Vladivostok."
27. Center for Islamic Studies. King Faisal. Saudi Arabia.
28. British Council at the British Embassy
29. Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan
30. Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi Museum, Shaanxi Cultural Monument Exchange Center
31. Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt
32. Embassy of Mexico in the Republic of Kazakhstan
33. Embassy of Lithuania. Exhibition "Mysterious World"
34. Embassy of Japan. 100 contemporary Japanese designs
35. Institute of Archeology and Ethnography SB RAS
36. Nara National Research Institute. Japan
37. Museum of Contemporary Art – Russain Art Museum- Erarta
38. Oriental Museum of Miniature Art. Uzbekistan
39. Tretyakov Gallery. Russia
40. Northwestern Polytechnic University. China
41. Suwon Ipark Museum of Art
42. The All-Russian Museum of Decorative and Applied Folk Art.
43. Shaanxi History Museum
44. Nicholas Roerich Museum New York. USA
45. Museum of the History of Gdansk. Poland.
46. Azerbaijan History Museum
47. Museum of the History of Korea
48. Spain. Pablo Picasso.
49. France. Paul Serusier and Brittany
50. US Embassy. Artists of the XIX-XX centuries in private collections in the USA
51. The State Museum of Art of Uzbekistan.
52. The State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve “Kazan Kremlin”. Republic of Tatarstan.
53. Ethnographic Museum, Budapest.
54. National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman
55. National Archaeological Museum of the Republic of Northern Macedonia
56. Turkey, Ankara
57. Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
58. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
59. Department of Museums in Malaysia
60. Kraft Pavlov Foundation
61. Embassy of the Czech Republic
62. Embassy of the People's Republic of China
63. Embassy of the People's Republic of China
64. Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt


NMRK invariably continues to work on the implementation of previously established international contacts in the field of museum work on the organization and holding of international exhibitions, joint research, cultural and educational projects.

The National Museum of Kazakhstan, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has developed a unique project "The Procession of the Golden Man in the World Museums" aimed at establishing fundamental principles, ideas and approaches to the formation of cultural policy in the field of popularization, preservation and development of national culture.
The concept of the project was developed in accordance with the program article of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev “Seven facets of the Great Steppe”. The image project “ The Procession of the Golden Man in the World Museums ” was implemented in twelve countries of the near and far abroad, during 2018:
Minsk. Belarus
Baku. Azerbaijan
Xi'an. China
Moscow. Russia
Gdansk. Poland
Seoul. Korea

During 2019, in museums:
Kazan. Russia
Tashkent. Uzbekistan
Skopje. North Macedonia
Ankara, Turkey
Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
Athens. Greece
In these countries, economic and cultural contacts were shown on the open spaces of Eurasia in antiquity, the Middle Ages and in the present. The procession will continue on its way in this year 2020. The exhibition presents artifacts that characterize the culture and life of nomads, using modern achievements that convey the atmosphere, create the feeling of any era. Exposing the national heritage is carried out in the context of global cultural values and clearly demonstrates the contribution of Kazakh nomads to the development of human civilization from the time of the Sakas and Huns to the present day.
Name of the exhibition: “The Great Steppe: Time. Space. Culture". The exhibition exposition within the project "The Procession of the Golden Man in the World Museums " is planned to be placed in the buildings of state and national museums in India, Indonesia, Lithuania, America and Germany.
For certain reasons, the modern world is moving towards integration. Now the world is a single whole and this has expanded the scope of international relations.