Museums of Tbilisi
Georgian National Museum.
Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts
Address:1, Gudiashvili str.
Phone:299 99 09, 299 35 66
Working hours:Everyday except Monday, 11.00 - 16.00
Date of establishment:1920
The Museum houses the best-known samples of Georgian artwork. The permanent exhibitions displays artworks from medieval times up to twentieth century, there are also some collections of pre-Christian times. The Museum is distinguished for its Georgian goldsmith pieces dated back to the VIII-XIX Centuries. Also unique are the exhibits of cut-enamel, jewelry and art textiles from VIII-XV cc. The funds of Georgian art are kept samples of medieval architecture fragments, wall painting, mosaic, sculpture, icons, woodcuts. The museum stores the works of famous Georgian artists Niko Pirosmanishvili (146 items), Gigo Gabashvili, Iakob Nikoladze, Lado Gudiashvili, Elene Akvlediani, David Kakabadze and others. The museum also hosts collections of XVIII-XIX c.c. Russian, Western Europe and Oriental (parently Persian) artworks.