National Art Gallery to have new home

Art & Culture
2020-10-01 15:22:15

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ At the cabinet's regular meeting on September 30, Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh assigned tasks to relevant minister, agencies, and municipal officials to solve the issues faced by cultural organizations.

Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh ordered the officials to increase the staff and budgets of the Mongolian National Art Gallery and the Puppet Theater of Mongolia, support the restoration of the national gallery’s artworks damaged by fire, transfer renowned painters’ pieces being kept at Ikh Tenger complex to the art gallery, study the possibility of using former Lenin Museum as fine arts museum-art gallery, and earmark the funds necessary for preparing exhibits for the Museum of Chinggis Khaan, designing the museum’s exterior as well as the interior of exhibition halls, and carrying out other works in the 2021 State Budget.

The officials were also assigned to revoke the construction permit of the company building a 16-story apartment building that would block sunlight to the new building of the National Library, restrict movement of library visitors, and violate the interests of over 1,000 residents of the 7th subdistrict of Sukhbaatar district and determine whether the decision of the official who issued the permit was illegal and investigate and report back on the possibility of transferring the Central Cultural Palace to state ownership and using it as Cultural Town as intended at first.