The National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the youngest and largest museum in Central Asia. The museum was created within the framework of the State Program "Cultural Heritage" on behalf of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev. On July 2, 2013, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan issued Resolution No. 675 on the establishment of the republican state institution "National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan" of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan".
The museum is located on the main square of the country - on Independence Square, harmoniously fitting into a single architectural ensemble with the "Kazakh Eli" monument, the Palace of Independence, the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, the "Khazret Sultan" cathedral mosque and the National University of Arts.
Many values, revealed within the framework of the state program "Cultural Heritage", make up the invaluable fund of the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The building of the museum attracts the eye with its unusual external form. The largest unique museum complex has an area of 74,000 square meters. and consists of seven blocks with variable number of storeys up to the ninth floor. The exposition area is occupied by 11 halls with a total area of over 14,000 sq. m.
The National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan has the following halls: Hall of Astana, Hall of Independent Kazakhstan, Halls of Gold, Hall of Ancient and Medieval History, Hall of History, Hall of Ethnography, Halls of Contemporary Art. The structure of the museum for the study of the national heritage is represented by a research institute. There will also be premises for a children's museum, a children's creativity center, two exhibition halls, restoration workshops, laboratories, professional storage facilities, a scientific library with a reading room, a conference hall, and souvenir kiosks.
The museum is equipped with equipment corresponding to world standards, modern exhibition technologies are used for expositions: a unique curved screen with special content, working in two halls, a media floor, a dynamic layout of the central part of modern Astana, numerous media screens, holograms, LED technology, touch-sensitive kiosks, multimedia guide providing information in three languages.
The museum develops various types of excursions - overview and thematic, philosophical, special programs in the form of interactive lessons and game excursions. The National Museum is intended to become a modern intellectual cultural institution, a place for analysis, comparison, reflection, discussion, statements and assessment of the historical and cultural heritage of Kazakhstan. A contemporary museum is always an open dialogue with a visitor. Everything possible has been done in this museum to make its guests active participants in the conversation with history.