State Museum of Fine Arts in Artsakh was founded in 2010-2013 on the initiative and substantial logistical support of Professor Grigory Gabrielyants and consists only of gifts. The building of museum was based on financial support of the government at the place of the old coaching inn of Shoushi, yet the original architectural appearance was preserved. In the museum of Shoushi that spreads out on a rock there are works by Martiros Saryan, Pavel Kuznetsov, Minas, N. Nikoghosyan, Zhilinskiy, Safohin, Gayane Tiflisetsi, Yuri Grigoryan, Hakob Hakobyan, Galents and other prominent artists. The distinctive feature of the Shoushi museum is the wide geography of painters from Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Lithuania, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Poland, France, the USA, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Egypt, Indonesia, Haiti, Madagaskar, etc. The picturesque canvases of Karabakh artists have a special place among the exhibited paintings. The official opening of the State Museum of Fine Arts took p lace on May 9, 2013, on the day of liberation of Shoushi.