Sultanmuratov Bauyrjan
Head of the Department

8 (72544) 2-11-50

The restoration department of the Otrar State Archaeological Museum-Reserve was established in 1984. The heads of the departments were such employees as Anarkulov Pernebay, Zhusanbayev Userbay, Zhumabayev Userbay, Yesen Kasetov.
Since the creation of the department, its employees have been engaged in the restoration of museum objects, equipping various thematic expositions and exhibitions. In 1986, a ceramic oven was prepared as an experiment, and a sample was made for clay exhibits. The artist-restorer of the restoration department, Karabdalov Kendebay, carried out a lot of experimental work to determine the technology of clay exhibits using local clay.
After a short break, the department was reopened in 2005 as the Department of Restoration and Conservation. The reason for this was the acquisition by the staff of the museum-reserve of experience in participating in conservation events held by UNESCO in the Otrar oasis.
The monuments of the Otrar Valley are included in the preliminary list of the UNESCO World Heritage Program. In August 2001, an agreement was signed between the Republic of Kazakhstan and UNESCO on the restoration and preservation of the ancient city of Otrar, and UNESCO provided financial assistance. Within the framework of this project, the Ministry of Science and Education, the Ministry of Culture, Information and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republican Research Institute, the Design Institute of Monuments of Material Heritage and the Otrar State Archaeological Reserve –Museum worked together. From 2001 to 2004.According to an international project implemented jointly by UNESCO-Kazakhstan-Japan, it has passed into the conservation stage.
2004-2012 within the framework of the state program of the Republic of Kazakhstan “cultural heritage”, adopted on the initiative of the head of state. Specialists of the Institute of Archeology named after A. Margulan and the RSE Kazrestavratsiya together with employees of the Otrar State Archaeological Reserve-Museum, including the department, are doing a lot of work. Large-scale works on survey, conservation, museumification were carried out on a number of objects of the Otrar settlement, such as the Zhuma mosque of the XV century, the residential quarter of the XV century, residential premises of the XI –XII century, fortress walls.
Employees of the department take part in archaeological research conducted on monuments located in other regions of the country. In particular, he participated in research in the cities of Sauran in Southern Kazakhstan, Koylyk in Almaty region, Aral-Asar in Kyzylorda region, Kerder, Tortkul in Taraz, in the creation of a Set of monuments in Kordai, Talas, Baizak, Zhambyl, Merken, Shusk, T. Ryskulovsky districts of Zhambyl region. In addition, the staff of the department is engaged in the scientific restoration of museum objects made of metal, glass, leather, wood, ceramics, which are in the funds of the museum.
In the future, it is planned to work on the restoration and museification of overburden objects during excavations at Otyrartob, Kuiruktob, Mardansyuk, golden hills.
In addition, he translates scientific literature, international conventions and agreements related to restoration and conservation into Kazakh.
Restoration is one of the integral and important parts of the museum business. Since the foundation of the Otrar Museum, restorers have been working in it. Hundreds of museum objects were repaired, modernized and revived by their hands.