Work on the construction of a grand museum named after famous Azerbaijani poet Nizami Ganjavi is continuing in Ganja, the second largest city of Azerbaijan, Ganja Executive Authority said.
The construction of the four-storey building with the total area of 2,000 square meters began in May 2012.
Two working rooms and the science department will be located on the first floor. The second floor will include two exhibition halls, and the third one will have two conference rooms, a VIP room, a study room and a cafeteria. The basement will consist of three storage rooms, two laboratories and archives.
Most of the construction operations have been completed. The museum is expected to be opened this year.
Nizami Ganjavi, the 12th century greatest representative of the Eastern Renaissance, displayed the quintessence of world literature and philosophy in his immortal work Khamsa (The Five), via the aesthetic power of his art.
Nizami's works have been translated into English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and other languages of the world. His life and creations were extensively researched.
The unique manuscripts of his works are stored in well-known libraries and museums in many cities of the world, including Baku, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Tashkent, Tabriz, Tehran, Cairo, Istanbul, Delhi, London, and Paris.