Gylym Ordasy is a scientific and museum center in the city of Almaty, located in the building of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan.
On February 11, 2010, the state-owned enterprise Gylym Ordasy was created by merging the House of Scientists and the Central Scientific Library under the authority of the Committee on Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan.
The scientific center is located in the complex of buildings of the National Academy of Sciences. The building has a conference hall with 377 seats, a small conference hall with 120 seats, a concert hall with 267 seats (House of Scientists) and the Winter Garden. The Satpayev Memorial Museum is located in the same building.
On June 1, 2010, in order to preserve, study and popularize museums and collections, widely disseminate scientific, historical and cultural heritage and conduct research, cultural and educational works, the Museum of Nature of Kazakhstan and the Museum of Archeology of Kazakhstan are transferred to the Gylym Ordasy center. The same decree provides for the creation of two new museums – the Museum of Rare Books and the Museum of the History of Kazakhstan Science.
In 2012, the joint museum complex was opened after restoration for public visits.
Gylym Ordasy employees, together with other scientific organizations, develop and implement independent and coordinated innovative research and scientific and technical projects in the field of education and science, organize library projects, create and develop museums in various fields of science, and develop international relations in strategic areas of activity.
The complex includes:
The Museum of Archeology was founded in 1973 on the personal initiative of the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan D.A. Kunaev. Currently, the museum continues to complete the collection of funds, taking the findings of leading archaeologists from all regions of the country.
The Museum of the History of Kazakhstan Science was founded in 2010. The museum’s exposition contains works by medieval thinkers such as Abu Nasr al-Farabi, Khoja Ahmet Yassaui, Muhammad Kashgari, Yusuf Balasagun, Kadyrgali Jalayri, Mohammed Khaidar Dulati.
The Museum of Nature and Paleontology was created in 1961 from the collection of the Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR in the period collected in 1932-1957.
Museum of rare books, which was founded in 2010. As well as the central scientific library, which was created in 1932.