From Ruins to the Decorative and Applied Arts Museum


  • Eka Kacharava The University of Georgia



Borjomi, museum, New Cavalry House, exhibition


The paper “From Ruins to the Decorative and Applied Arts Museum” reflects the complicated path passed by the outstanding monument, a pseudo-gothic style - mezzanine - “New Cavalry House”-

designed by the architect of German origin - Albert Zaltzmann. Based on scientific research, the work presents content and functional loading possibilities for the new Decorative Applied Arts Museum building and its outer space. One of the main goals is to replace the Russian narrative with European content.

The European-style architecture Museum, located in the centre of the popular Georgian Spa resort Borjomi, with displayed decorative and applied arts collections belonging to the royal family, will be interesting for all visitors. Accordingly, it will be in demand and profitable. It has been noted that the museum is of an extraordinary, unusual nature, and it stands out from the rest of the similar museum institutions in Georgia thanks to the peculiar architecture, content, and collections displayed here.

The paper describes the mission of the future museum, its content, and the vital role it has to play in the context of educational and economic development, promoting the region and the whole country.




How to Cite

Kacharava, E. (2023). From Ruins to the Decorative and Applied Arts Museum. Caucasus Journal of Social Sciences, 16(1), 29–45.



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