The museum of writing of L.N.Gumilyov ENU is scientific, educational and auxiliary and cultural and educational division of university.
Solemn opening of a museum took place on September 18, 2003.
Exhibits of a museum are focused on knowledge of history of writing. Samples of the letter which the Turkic people of the Eurasian space used, are the most rich heritage of world culture. The museum completes stores, investigates collections of museum subjects, and also uses them in the scientific, general educational and educational, and propaganda purposes.
The most ancient written monuments of Scandinavia reflecting the Slavic -Scandinavian communications of an era of Vikings, runic inscriptions are. However scientific research works proved that it is Turkic writings.
The Danish scientist, the linguist, the philologist, the historian, skandinavist on the main specialty, Wilhelm Tomsen first-ever read the words "Turkoman" and "Tengri" from the runic texts found on coast of Orkhon, and reported on the finds (since 1898). Work on transfers Russian continued the XX centuries – researchers Tatars, Uzbeks, Turks, Kazakhs, Azerbaijanis .
The Arab writing the Turkic people, including - the Kazakh people, applied long.
In 1926 Ahmet Baytursynov reformed the Kazakh writing on the basis of the Arab graphics, it excluded all purely Arab letters which are not used in the Kazakh language, and added the letters specific to the Kazakh language. During the Soviet period in Kazakhstan in political goals it was translated the Kazakh alphabet on Latin graphics, and then one more transfer - already on Cyrillics was carried out.
Now the Kazakh language in Kazakhstan uses Cyrillics, discussion of expediency of return on Latin graphics however is conducted.
Bust Kutlyuk kagan. (693 g)
V. Thomson's bust