Scholars support establishing ‘Chinggis Khaan’ kings museum

2019-09-18 16:34:41

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. A consultative meeting and discussion on the matter of establishing the ‘Chinggis Khaan’ kings museum was organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports at the State House on September 16. Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh participated in the meeting to share the Government’s stance on the issue. 

Despite expressing different opinions on the museum’s architecture, location, organization of exhibition halls, and exhibits, all of the scholars supported the establishment of the museum.

With exhibits showing the history of Modun Shanyu of Xiongnu empire to the time of when the Eighth Jebtsundamba Khutughtu stepped down from the throne, scholars noted the importance of how the museum should clearly depict Chinggis Khaan’s contributions to the development of not only Asia, but the entire globe. In his speech, Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh highlighted that the construction of the museum will be at the same location as where the Museum of Natural History used to be, located north-west of the State House.

Noting that the Government of Mongolia will comprehensively support the construction of the museum, the PM then obliged the architectural design team to study matters such as re-discussing the exterior design and whether the museum building could be in the shape of a ger, taking the scholars’ suggestions into account.

Officials informed that the museum is currently planned to be built as a seven-story building in an area of 2,500 sq.m of the total 3,300 sq.m area available, of which 60 percent will be the museum’s exhibits. The museum is to consist of three main sections, with 15 permanent exhibition halls.

The participating scholars requested the corresponding project members to pay attention to having the history of Mongolian kings be easy to understand by using modern technology as there is an extensive collection of artifacts, books and scriptures available.

As the museum is planned to be put into operation by the end of 2020, they also noted the importance of restoring exhibits, replicating the unique artifacts relating to the history of Mongolian kings being kept in foreign countries, receiving support from individual collectors as well as other preparations in order to successfully open the museum.