Learn about Georgia’s art and cultural history at Ethnographic Museum

The six-week weekend course is open to all people who want to learn out more about traditional Georgian craft. Photo by the Georgian National Museum.
Agenda.ge, 31 Aug 2015 - 18:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

Calling all lovers of historic art and handcrafts; now is your chance to delve deep into Georgia’s ancient art world and discover how iconic pieces were hand crafted by some of Georgia’s leading craftsmen and women.

The Ethnographic Open Air Museum in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi is hosting a six-week course that focuses on traditional Georgian craftwork, and you’re invited.

From September 12 the outdoor museum in Tbilisi’s Vake district will host courses every weekend until November 22.

The courses will run from 1-5 pm, giving visitors the opportunity to meet masters of traditional Georgia craft, explore and learn more about local traditions and take part in workshops and craft courses. The aim of the course is to raise awareness of Georgia’s cultural past and preserve national traditions and culture.

This hall-house was relocated to the Ethnographic Open Air Museum in 1974 from Giorgitsminda village in east Georgia. Photo by the Georgian National Museum. 

Registration to take part in the course is open from September 1-10. Interested parties who do not register prior to the deadline will be required to purchase a ticket to enter the museum on all course days.

For adults museum’s entrance fee is 3 GEL, while this drops to 1 GEL for university students and 0.50 GEL for school students.

The Ethnographic Museum extends over 52 hectares of land and includes 14 traditional architectural exponents from different regions of Georgia.

Alongside the course, visitors will have a chance to observe more than 8,000 ethnographic items including family household items, textiles, ceramics, tomb stones and treasurable collections of the Sioni Cathedral Basilica.