On December 10, this year in the atrium of the Library of Elbassy was opened an exhibition dedicated to the 22 anniversary of the significant date - on December 10, 1997, Akmola was declared the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The exhibition "President's cherished dream" is the result of a comprehensive study of the history and development of the capital based on the analysis of the materials collection of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy and includes the following sections: "N. Nazarbayev is the chief architect of the capital", "Astana - the new capital of sovereign Kazakhstan", "Nur-Sultan - the center of diplomacy, peacemaking, and international development".
The exhibition presents about 1000 materials from the museum, archive and library collections of the Library of Elbassy.
Among the archival exhibits are documents showing the most important milestones in the history of the new capital of Kazakhstan: resolutions, decrees, transcripts of meetings, speeches, and working notes of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbassy N. Nazarbayev.
Here you can also see historical photos, for example, a photo from a solemn meeting dedicated to the transfer of state symbols to Akmola (08.11.1997), a photo of the first builders of the capital during the discussion of the development project of Astana (05.06.1998), a photo of the meeting of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev with the Japanese architect K. Kurokawa in the Presidential Residence (05.03.1999) and others.
Among the exhibits a special place is occupied by a gift from the President of the National Association of Builders of Kazakhstan - a hand trowel, made of Damascus steel and oak, with an engraving; a silver commemorative medal of "Honorary citizen of Astana city"; silver symbolic key to the city of Astana; the diploma and medal of the UNESCO title "City of peace" from the General Director of UNESCO F. Major.
In addition, the exhibition features books about the capital, among them: "In the heart of Eurasia" N. Nazarbayev, "Astana: monuments and sculptures" B. Bolatuly, "Architecture of Astana" B. Mamyrbayeva, "Zhan zhuregim - Astana" Sh. Shahai, "Astana through the eyes of world artists", "Astana 1998-2018. El zhuregi -Elorda shezhiresi" and many others.
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