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Kazakhstan’s Hall of Fame
Umorbekov Baitursyn
Umorbekov BaitursynMy name is Baitursyn Umorbekov. I was born in 1946 in farmers' family, «Lesnovka» village, Taldikurgan area.

After finishing 7 classes I got into the institute. Afterwards, got into «Abai» Kazakhstan Pedagogical University; faculty of art and graphics. In the mean time I was working in the same institute, as a teacher and faculty dean.

In 1978 I was appointed to the new position in Almaty University of Theatre and Art, pro-rector of educational and scientific work. In 1986, I became a member of USSR Union of Artists.

In May 1987 I was fired from the position of pro-rector due to the 1986th December events, and furthermore was excluded from Communist Party of Soviet Union.

In 1990 I was accepted to my previous job position; furthermore, got an academic status of senior lecturer.

From 1994 until 2007 I was working as a director of State Museum of Art «A. Kasteyev». «Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan» was awarded to me by the decree of RK President in 1999. In 2002, Higher Certifying Commission Ministry of Education and Science awarded me with an academic status of Professor, specializing in art criticism. On 1st July 2007, was fired from the position of museum director at my own will, due to the appointment to the new position of a teacher in «T. Zhurgenev» Kazakhstan national Academy of Arts.

During XVI UA RK Congress, 23rd April 2009, I was appointed as a new Chairman of the board.

I also have published scientific, scientifically-methodical and creative work pieces; as well as, authorship in museum and art projects.