The Academy of Arts

The main objective of the Karakalpakstan Regional Branch of the Uzbekistan Academy of Arts is the development and popularization of visual and applied arts within the territory of Karakalpakstan. The Karakalpakstan Academy of Arts includes an exhibition hall, library, painting collection of Karakalpakstan artists and a Crafts Development Centre. The Academy Exhibition Hall annually holds more than 20 art exhibitions, workshops, competitions, festivals and other events.

The Crafts Development Centre, established with the support of UNESCO, aims at revival, preservation, promotion and development of traditional crafts in Karakalpakstan. It employs young craftspeople, including women who work in various fields: carpet weaving, embroidery, yurta decoration, and others. In addition, it organizes various training programs led by prominent craftsmen of Karakalpakstan and Uzbekistan.