Art & Culture
Top inheritor of intangible cultural heritage for 2020 selected
Citizen of Malchin soum, Uvs aimag, ikhel player, biyelgee dancer Khumbaa Jutaa has been selected as the top inheritor of intangible cultural heritage for the year of 2020.
Ministry of Culture to cooperate with TIKA
Deputy Minister of Culture M.Batbayar and Head of the Department of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, on February 5 met with coordinator of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency in Mongolia Emrah Ustaomer.
Mongolian commemorative coin wins international award
The commemorative coin of Mongolia ‘Tsagaan Uul’ (Edelweiss) won 3rd place award in the category of ‘Best artistic solution’ of the 14th international coin contest - Coin Constellation 2020.
Four Mongolian bands to perform at “Music Lane Festival”
Mongolian bands, namely, “Nisvanis”, “Mohanik”, “Magnolian” and “The Colors” are to participate in “Music Lane Festival” that will take place in Okinawa, Japan.
Collection of the National Museum of Mongolia: General D.Sukhbaatar’s ceremonial hat
In our series of highlight artifacts being kept at the National Museum of Mongolia, we are presenting the ceremonial hat of General D.Sukhbaatar who led the movement for the freedom of the people of Mongolia and the country’s independence.
Bogd Khaan Palace Museum: Queen Consort Dondogdulam’s Prayer Beads
Prayer beads are found in sets of 108, 54, 27, 21, and 18. They are commonly found in countries that have a large population of Buddhists, such as Mongolia, Tibet, India, Myanmar, Japan, China, Korea, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
The Woman wins Best Cinematography Award at international film festival
'The Woman' film directed by B.Otgonzorig won the Best Cinematography Award at the 19th Dhaka International Film Festival.
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.
B.Turmunkh: I illustrated 60 pieces for the updated version of ‘The Secret History of Mongols’
D.Sumiyabazar: Law on Legal Status of Ulaanbaatar City has been successfully amended after 27 years
P.Khaliun: I believe the relations between two countries will soon reach strategic partnership