State History Museum of Kyrgyzstan

von GROTE Ausstellungsgestaltung und Design / State History Museum of Kyrgyzstan
The exhibition architecture and the lighting design were developed for a semi-permanent exhibition; the showcase and pedestal system functions based on a modular principle
State History Museum of Kyrgyzstan
7,500 sqm
Project text:

In 2018, Kyrgyzstan’s new National History Museum was installed in the prestigious building in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek that used to house the Lenin Museum during Soviet times. On a total floor area of around 7,000 square meters, the country’s cultural history from the Stone Age to the current day is presented with the help of a great many preserved original artefacts from the country’s various historical phases.
The carefully and thoroughly orchestrated overall concept was realized together with a network of different planning offices. A complete refurbishment of the interiors was only a first step. In addition to providing the concrete design of all exhibition areas, adjacent rooms were also included in the remit. These were not only the foyer and the auditorium, but also the museum shop and the cafés. Other important elements of the communication concept were a number of interactive cards, room-filling media installations together with the multi-language audio guide and touch models.


The overall project was realised in cooperation with Reier Vitrinen- und Glasbau, Framegrabber, Abrell + van den Berg, Jan Blieske and Kinzo Architekten.
Conceptual development, design and production support of the permanent exhibition (all HOAI phases), museum pedagogy, auditorium, shop, café, ticket desk, special exhibition showcases in the existing building. Full interior construction and renovation TGA. exhibition design, graphics and light, design and production of the exhibition media, media hardware planning, exhibit equipment, production management, cost controlling, expenditure reports
Project by Iglhaut + von Grote