On April 28, the delegation of the Association of Museums of Almaty, namely Ms. Lyazzat Sagyndykova, Director, as well as Mr. Erkin Kudaibergen and Mr. Ernat Yskaq, who is also the head of the Tlendiev Memorial Museum were hosted by the Secretariat of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS). The association of museums comprises 7 museums: The Museum of Almaty, the Museum of Folk Musical Instruments named after Ykhlas, the Museum of D.A. Kunaev, Tlendiev Memorial Museum, The Literary and Memorial Museum Complex of S. Mukanov and G. Musrepov, Multimedia Center of Traditional Music, Memorial Museum Complex of Raiymbek Batyr.
The staff of the Secretariat informed the guests of the areas of work of the institute, its history, and projects. The parties discussed possible prospects for cooperation in the field of preservation and promotion of the historical and cultural heritage of Kazakhstan.
Following the meeting, on April 29, 2023, a memorandum of understanding was signed between IICAS and the Association of Museums of Almaty.