Art & Culture
Children from aimags successfully participate in NEAR Youth Art and Poster Contest
Students from Uvs and Uvurkhnagai aimags have successfully participated in the 8th NEAR Youth Art and Poster Contest organized by the Association of North East Asia Regional Governments (NEAR).
Two young Mongolian musicians win prestigious jazz award
Mongolian musicians E.Shuteen and Ts.Munguntovch have won first and second places respectively in the prestigious international contest for the Kurt Mass Jazz Award, which took place in Munchen, Germany on January 20-21.
‘Veins of the World’ selected as Mongolia’s official entry for Oscars
The film, ‘Veins of the World’, by director Byambasuren Davaa has been selected as Mongolia’s official entry for this year’s Oscars. With her previous works being ‘The Story of the Weeping Camel’, ‘The Cave of the Yellow Dog’, and ‘The Two Horses of Genghis Khan’, it is the 4th film by the director.
Collection of the National Museum of Mongolia: The Morin Khuur of S.Tuvden
In our series of highlight artifacts being kept at the National Museum of Mongolia, we are presenting the morin khuur (horsehead fiddle) of S.Tuvden. The traditional music of the morin khuur was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008.
The inkwell once used by Chairman of the State Baga Khural G.Bumtsend
The inkwell and the pen that were once used by Mongolian revolutionary of 1921, Chairman of the State Baga Khural (parliament) G.Bumtsend are being kept at the Museum of Selenge aimag.
Steel pedals with puzzle-like features
One of the many historically significant artifacts being kept at the Museum of Selenge aimag is the pair of pedals with similar features as a traditional puzzle.
Large traditional teapot- Dombo
A uniquely-made large traditional teapot -Dombo is being kept in the Central Museum of Selenge aimag.
Central Bank to issue a commemorative coin for ‘The Hu’
The Bank of Mongolia (BoM) is issuing a new commemorative coin portraying the hunnu rock band "The Hu". Currently, the BoM plans to sell it from February.
'Book is' mini book re-published
A mini book 'Book is' has been re-published by “Nomiin Soyolt Yertunts” (World of Book Culture) NGO. The book which can fit in the palm of one hand, is written in both Cyrillic and traditional Mongolian script.
The Voice of Mongolia becomes Asia’s Best Music Programme
At the 25th Asian Television Awards held in Singapore on January 15-16, Mongol TV became an award winner of Best Music Programme with its programme ‘The Voice of Mongolia’ the second time.
Collection of the National Museum of Mongolia: The Marshal’s Silver Bowl
Silver bowls are decorated with various traditional patterns and unique features of local craftsmen from different regions of the country. In other words, information about the owner - their hometown, ethnicity, wealth, and social rank can be known from their bowl alone.
Bogd Khaan Palace Museum: Undur Gegeen Zanabazar’s Mantle
This mantle was presented to the First Bogd Undur Gegeen Zanabazar as a gift from Enkh-Amgalan Khaan (Kangxi Emperor) of the Qing Dynasty. Made by an unknown handicraftsman, the mantle tracing back to the 17th century is made with black fox fur, silk, pearls, and coral.
Artifacts dating back to the Stone and Bronze Age discovered
Artifacts dating back to the Late Stone Age have been discovered in the territory of Tsagaan-ovoo soum, Dornod aimag. Specifically, over 700 findings have been found including bone beads, bronze knives and coins dating back from the Late Stone Age to the New Stone Age, early Iron Age, the Bronze Age, Khunnu (Xiongnu) era and the Middle Age as well as fracture of clay vases with and without patterns, bronze arrowheads, bronze engraved decorations, iron knives and nails.
Collection of the National Museum of Mongolia: Altai Harp
In our series of highlight artifacts being kept at the National Museum of Mongolia, we are presenting the Altai harp. The artifact was discovered at a burial site during an excavation conducted by a team led by researchers of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences Ts.Turbat and D.Batsukh in Mankhan soum, Khovd aimag in 2008.
Bogd Khaan Palace Museum: The Bogd Khaan’s stationery set
Tracing back to the early 20th century, this stationery set was made with light brown jade. Chinese craftsmanship is apparent in the set, with its seals having Chinese characters.
Bogd Khaan Palace Museum: The Crowns of the Bogd Khaan and Queen Dondogdulam
This particular five-sided hat with a golden crown and a golden ochir at the top is referred to as the ‘Five-sided Black Fox Fur Crown’ as it was worn by the Bogd Khaan.
Collection of the National Museum of Mongolia: The Most Ancient Musical Instrument Found from Mongolia
From the various musical instruments found from the territory of Mongolia, the one tracing back to the earliest point in history is currently being kept at the National Museum of Mongolia.
Best works of “ZOOM” female photographers' contest selected
The Arts Council of Mongolia in partnership with the International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry (IWFCI) Mongolia has initiated and implemented a 6-month photography project “Zoom: I am #Generation Equality”.
Bogd Khaan Palace Museum: The Silk Applique Temple
Mongolian silk applique was at the peak of its development during the period from the 19th century to the early 20th century.
Mohammad Faisal Al-Mutairi: Transportation is the main problem in the expansion of Mongolia-Kuwait trade