The Museum of the Altai Kazakhs was founded on July 31, 1991 after the meeting of the Altai Republic Kazakhs, which was called Maly Kurultai under the direction of the collective farm's chairman A.Zh. Dzhatkambaev.
On July 18, 2003, the museum became the department of the National A.V. Anohin Museum according to the bill of the Altai Republic Government.
The museum holds excursion and tourist parties, ritual, calendar and ethnographical holidays for local and regional people. One of such holidays is Nauriz. Pupils have lessons of the Mountain Altai's history on the base of its expositions. Due to it, local people are included in the process of the folk trade and the study of native land's history renascence. The museum helps young people to be cultural and keep historical and cultural heritage and folk traditions.
The chorus of local veterans "Azhelar" (grandmothers) is created at the museum. It is a folk ensemble of Altai Republic. The main purpose of the chorus is popularization of Kazakh culture, rites and traditions. The ensemble takes part in all cultural and mass arrangements of the museum, village, region and republic.
The museum's permanent collection numbers more than 2000 works: scientific, ethnographical, numismatic, art and photo collections. The most attractive object is a yurta, that contains all nomad utensils and furniture of the Kazakhs: tuzkiises - wall carpets, sirmaks - felt carpets, leather and wooden utensils