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Nukus – capital of Karakalpakstan – another, cutting edge city, established in 1932. It is situated close to the Aral ocean, encompassed by three deserts – the Karakum (Black sand), the Kyzylkum (Red sand) and rough abandon – level Ustyurt, and the fourth betray Aralkum or Akkum (White sand, as a consequence of the becoming scarce salty Aral) joined to them. The historical backdrop of Nukus starts not from the getting the status of the capital of Karakalpakstan, yet from the cause of the human settlement on the possessed region. The settlement did not vanish, but rather then it was creating as the urban-sort settlement. Time and circumstances of the root of such urban-sort settlement is of huge enthusiasm as the principal page of the city history. Nukus went through such "pre urban" phase of its history. There are no chronicled and compositional landmarks in it, and the principle spot of interest is Karakalpak State Art Museum named after I.Savitcky. The distinction of this "exhibition hall in the desert," as it was named by the main craftsmanship commentators and specialists of the world went past the limits of Usbekistan, its gathering is so novel and unique.


Karakalpakstan Art Museum

The exhibition hall was established in 1966. The author and the main executive of the Museum Igor Vitalevich Savitsky was learning at the Moscow Art Institute named after V. Surikov, when he was cleared to Central Asia amid the World War II. The associate with the stunning history and old society of the Karakalpak turned into the actuation to ethnography and paleontology, and Karakalpakstan turned into his second home. The gathering of exhibition hall was cooped up in seven little rooms, and in a quarter century uncommon building was built. The historical center article comprises of three segments. They are: old and medieval workmanship dedicated to the way of life of old Khorezm, on the terrains of which Karakalpakstan is arranged; society craftsmanship and embellishing and connected expressions; and artistic work. There are archeological finds in the compositions, telling about the historical backdrop of old Khorezm – homeland of "Avesta"; exchange relations of the Khorezms with the antiquated world; extraordinary earthenware statuettes of Zoroastrian goddess of richness – Anahita; vessels for keeping stays of flame admirers' dead progenitors; fired and bronze items.