Since March 1999 and currently the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan heads Nursan Alimbay - born 09.05.1954, candidate of historical sciences, professor, renowned scholar and anthropologist, author of over 150 scientific and popular publications. Under his supervision 10 candidates were prepared. He is an honorary professor at several universities in the country. Participant of more than 20 priority scientific conferences including international (Tokyo, Paris, London, Izmir, Antalya, Ankara, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Omsk, etc.).
The main scopes of his scientific interests are ethnography and theory of nomadism. The first director and founder of the Presidential Cultural Center in Astana.
Nursan Alimbay made a contribution to the development of museum affair. For 15 years, the museum rapidly development, kept pace with the times. During this time, under his leadership, has undergone major work to improve the scientific and exposition work of the museum. For the first time in the museum practice of Kazakhstan in the CSM RK been implemented ideas for a series of scientific reconstruction of costumes and accessories of "Andronovo woman of Bronze Age"; "Kangui woman. 1st century BC – 4th century AD"; "Kipchak-warrior 9th-11th century»; "Hun warrior 2nd-3rd century AD"; "Hun warrior 5th-3rdBC". In 2003 exhibition complex "Public Fund" ("Archeological gold of Kazakhstan") was opened. The "Museolog" program on electronic cataloging and certification of fund collection was introduced. Since 2005, were entitled to the realization of 7 research projects in various fields of ethnology, history, archeology, museology and source study. In the same year the museum receives the status of Research Institution. In 2006, opened a large exhibition complex "Museum of Anthropology", in 2008 on the basis of the book fund of the museum Scientific Library was created.
In 2009, opened an exhibition hall dedicated to the work of N.G.Khludov where placed almost all stored in the museum art works of famous Russian artist-anthropologist, a unique thematic catalog of art works of N.G.Khludovof large format full color version are also issued. Also as part of the scientific activities of the museum, thematic catalogs of archaeological, ethnographic, of source study and paleontological artifacts from the museum's collections are prepared.
Nursan Alimbay honored figure of Kazakhstan, with medals «ҚазақстанРеспубликасыныңтәуелсіздігіне 10 жыл» (10th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan), «10 жыл Астана» (Astana 10 years), «Қазақстан Республикасының тәуелсіздігіне 20 жыл» (20th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan), Order «Құрмет» (Respect), medal of the International Organization TURKSOY was awarded.
Letters of thanks from the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2008, 2010), the Chairman of the Senate (2008), Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan (2009).
During this time by the first head of CSM RK formed a creative team of scientists and museum workers who are professionals.
Management in key areas is carried out by four Deputies:
First Deputy Director - born 08.07.1953. Since 2000 he has been working in the "Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan". Positions: Deputy Director for General Affairs, Deputy Director for Science, deputy director for cultural and educational activities, since 06.04.2006 First Deputy Director of the museum. Has experience in management positions in the field of culture and organization over 10 years, total work experience 30 years.
B. Kakabayev - famous architect, researcher of ancient architectural and archaeological sites.
B. Kakabayev - a member of the Union of Architects of Kazakhstan.In 1999 - 2002 he worked as Deputy Director of President Cultural center in Astana. He is one of the founders of the architectural and artistic view of cultural center and one of the authors of design and composite solutions of museum exhibition.
B. Kakabayev showed his professionalism in the construction of the museum of political repression and Memorial Museum of A. and G. Zhubanovs. It should also be noted that B. Kakabaev is the author of Art and design solutions of large exhibition complex as "Public Fund" and the "Museum of Anthropology."
Titles, awards, academic degree: anniversary medal «ҚазақстанРеспубликасыныңтәуелсіздігіне 10 жыл» (10th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan), «10 жылАстана» (Astana 10 years).
Deputy Director for Museum Management and Marketing born in 05.20.1968, historian, teacher of history and social science.Since 2003 to the present works in the Central State museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Positions: researcher at the Department of History of Kazakhstan, head of the protection of exhibits department, head of the personnel department, in March 2012 Deputy Director of Museum Management and Marketing.
B. Dandygaraeva while working at the museum has organized exhibitions such as "90th anniversary of M. Tulebaev",“200thanniversary of M. Utemisov”, and “15th anniversary of Soviet military in Afghanistan”, “50th anniversary of the beginning of the development of virgin lands”, participated in compiling the catalogue for the expedition of photographer ethnographer A.N.Zhirenshin and artist S.M.Dudin in Pavlodar region.
During her work at the Museum B. Dandygaraeva prove herself to be a good worker as an excellent organizer and expert.
Deputy Director for Science, born 13.9.1967, Candidate of Historical Sciences, author of over 70 scientific publications.Since 2002 to the present in the "Central State Museum of Kazakhstan" has been working. Positions: leading researcher in the Department of Ethnology, Scientific Secretary, leading researcher at the Center of Anthropology and Ethnology, since 06.02.2012 he was appointed as Deputy Director for Science. Work experience more than 20 years, in the field of culture 13 years. In 2003 was awarded the Presidential grant in connection with that was on probation at the University of Budapest .B.Khinayat is experienced, highly skilled specialist and organizer.
Deputy Director of Finance and Commercial Affairs, born 29.08.1976, graduated from Almaty Institute of Technology, specialty Economy and Management. Since 2004 to the present working in the "Central State Museum of Kazakhstan". Positions: deputy of chief accountant, chief accountant, since 2014 to present Deputy Director for Finance and Commercial Affairs. Work experience 20 years, in the field of culture more than 10 years.