“The Union of Tbilisi Municipal Museums” was founded on July 29, 2016. It unites 9 independent museums in a single institution. Most of the museums have operated for many years and protected Georgian cultural and historical heritage. The Union of Tbilisi Municipal Museums unites memorial houses belonging to significant individuals who took a great part of the creation of Georgian culture. The period spreads from 19th until the 20th century. The only museum under The Union of Tbilisi Municipal Museums without memorial status is Dolls Museum which presents puppets and dolls from different parts of Georgia as the exhibits from different parts of the world. The Mission of Tbilisi Municipal Museums is the new role of the museums in contemporary society, which can be described as a synergy of the traditional museum activity and an educational aspect, which focuses on knowledge sharing to each person. Modern museums must expand their vision and must prioritize the visitors together and collection. Museums must have a clear social function, and thus better, communicate with visitors. The Union of Tbilisi Municipal Museums unites following museums:
The goals of the Union of Tbilisi Municipal Museums are:
Immortalize the names of Ilia Chavchavadze, Zakaria Paliashvili, Nikoloz Baratashvili, Mikheil Javakhishvili, Galaktion Tabidze, Vakhtang Chabukiani and Kote and Soso Tsereteli;
Collect, record, protect, examine scientifically materials about life and work of Ilia Chavchavadze, Zakaria Paliashvili, Nikoloz Baratashvili, Mikheil Javakhishvili, Galaktion Tabidze, Vakhtang Chabukiani and Kote and Soso Tsereteli; ensure their exposure; carry out educational work;
Promote dolls art: in Georgia and abroad collect and protect widespread, highly valued dolls, mechanical toys, folk art samples, new models, and publish the results of the study;
At all structural units of the Union of Museums, registered memorial objects and valuable exhibits will be a base to form the core fund, which is part of the country museum foundation.
Conduct permanent enriching various fund; receive collections and things from state institutions, public organizations, as well as from individuals as a donation or purchase them.
Carry out scientific work on materials housed at the Museums and on this basis prepare to publish scientific articles, reports, catalogues, exhibition guides and brochures;
Arrange permanent expositions and moving exhibitions inside and outside the country; ensure their re-exhibition periodically. In accordance to the goals of the Union of Museums for 2017, the Union will complete institutional forming; design new display concepts and prepare new expositions; work out unified display strategy, prepare information base and scientific ways etc.