The National Museum of Mongolian History, Ulaanbaatar
The National Museum of Mongolian History so far has only a minimal presence on the
Internet, where one can find some general information about the scope of the collections and photographs of a few objects. The collections in fact
are very interesting, covering from pre-history through the 20th century and including a substantial selection of ethnographic materials
illustrating daily life and costume. Unfortunately captioning is often cryptic, for example not indicating clearly what objects are reproductions and
what are the originals. The museum collaborated with the University of Pennsylvania on an exhibition
in 2001-2002, “Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan,” which included
creation of a valuable set of web pages introducing Mongolia to a general audience. In 2005 a number of the important objects were on display in a
major exhibition in Germany.
- Dschingis Khan und seine Erben: Das Weltreich der Mongolen (München: Kust- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Hirmer Verlag, 2005). In German. Spectacular exhibition catalogue covering various eras of Mongolian history; includes substantial material on German excavations at Karakorum.
- Mon-Sol Tusliin 5 zhil. Korean-Mongolian Joint Expedition in Mongolia 1997-2001 (Mongolyn Undesnii Tuukhiin Muzei, etc., 2002). Text in Korean and Mongolian, with caption list in English. Excavated materials range chronologically from Paleolithic to Xiongnu periods.
- National Museum of Mongolian History [by S. Idshinnorov] (Ulaanbaatar: Decom Studio, n. d.). A brief, illustrated overview of the Museum’s holdings.