On September 7-8, the Sokolniki Exhibition Center will host a unique exhibition Private Museums of Russia. Nuggets of Russia ". For the first time in history, collections of more than 100 private museums from all over Russia, from Kamchatka to Kaliningrad, will be presented in one exhibition space.
Among the exhibitors there will be museums: the Museum of Carpentry Tools (Pushkino), the Museum of the Iron Kingdom (Krasnogorsk), the Military Museum of the Karelian Isthmus (Vyborg), the Theater-Museum of Ilya Muromets (Murom), the Museum of the Goat (Tver), the Museum of the History of Telephones (Petersburg), Borovsk Museum-House of Merchants and Old Believers (Kaluga Region), etc. The purpose of the exposition is to show all the diversity of Russian culture, to introduce traditions and discover new knowledge about the history, geography and culture of our vast country. The program includes lectures, master classes, thematic conferences and round tables.
The joint exposition will bring together several thousand unique exhibits, many of which have never been presented in Moscow. The Soap Museum from Shuya, Ivanovo Region, will tell everything about the history of soap making and show the marble Moidodyr of the 19th century and numerous types of soap. The famous Museum of Dulevo Porcelain from the Moscow Region will show the richest collection of porcelain items produced at the factory. The Museum "Rainbow of Gems" from the small Buryat town of Ust-Barguzin will bring a variety of stones and minerals, pieces of petrified trees with traces of ancient plants. The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy (Moscow) will present a large collection of calligraphic works of Russian, Arabic, Jewish, Chinese, Indian and even Mongolian calligraphy.
The Museum of the Vyatka Samovar from Kirov will tell everything about the various types of samovars in Russia, and the St. Petersburg Museum "Sea of Tea" will devote to the traditional tea culture. At the exposition of the Museum of Typewriters from Krasnogorsk it will be possible to trace the entire short history of the development of this already forgotten object from the first typewriters of 1874 to the last mechanical 80s of the XX century, and at the stand of the Moscow LEGO Museum you can find unique constructors from the 40s of the past centuries to the present day and a whole Lego city with moving objects. Also, museums of spoons and toys, goat and cat, cheese and dessert, Russian alphabet and ritual mask will come to Moscow.
Exhibition organizer Alexei Shaburov: “This is the first time such an exhibition is being held in Russia, and we are very proud that already in the first project more than 100 museums from all regions of the Russian Federation expressed their desire to take part. To personally visit all these museums scattered across the territory of Russia, you need to spend several years. Many of them have never been presented in Moscow. I am sure that it will be very interesting for Muscovites to visit all these expositions on one site, and maybe in the future this will push them to visit these museums and contribute to the development of domestic tourism. Russia is a huge country with a distinctive culture. We often do not know about many of the most interesting museums, even located in Moscow and the Moscow region, not to mention other regions. We will be very happy if our project encourages people to travel around Russia."
For connoisseurs and collectors, owners of private museums, the exhibition “Private Museums of Russia. Nuggets of Russia”is designed to become a professional platform for discussing issues on the development of private museum business, legislative regulation in this industry, the development of necessary documents, establishing relations with tour operators, hotels, Internet resources.
Exhibition organizers: Association of Private Museums of Russia, Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, GAUK PKiO Sokolniki. The official partner of the project is the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. With the official support of the State Duma Committee on Culture, the Russian Committee of the International Council of Museums, the Ministry of Culture of the Moscow Region, the Department of Culture of the Yaroslavl Region.
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September 7-8. the entrance is free