Medina launched the all-Russian action «Night of museums»

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotomancer of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky at the opening ceremony of the annual cultural event Night of museums in the Hermitage garden.Medina launched the all-Russian action «Night of museums»© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky in Moscow garden «the Hermitage» has launched all-Russian action «Night of museums», which involved about 2 thousand cultural institutions across the country.

«For the tenth year in our country is the «Night of museums». Ten years ago it was Moscow’s initiative to join the global movement, and the first few museums in honor of the unusual event have decided to extend its work to 22 hours,» said Medina in his speech in the garden «Hermitage».

The Minister noted that now the action takes place in 2 thousand museums in Moscow and other cities of the country. «Fifth year is no longer the Moscow campaign, and the Russian, joined by Federal, regional and municipal museums», — said Medina. He stressed that «the country — the Museum boom, going to museums became fashionable.» According to him, the Federal attendance has grown by half compared to all the museums of the USSR in 80-e years of the last century.

As noted by the head of Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky, in the capital, planned a great program: there are more than 300 sites, visitors will see hundreds of events — exhibitions, workshops, lecture program, performances. «There is an opportunity to participate in programs that prepared not just museums and galleries but also theatres, libraries, cultural centers and parks,» said the official.

The head of the Ministry of natural resources and ecology Sergey Donskoy emphasized that the «Night of museums» devoted this year to the 100th anniversary of the revolution, but also the Year of ecology. «This year marks one hundred years to the first reserve, which was created in Russia – Barguzinsky, so this kind of action is very important for us. Museums are unique places, where the remains of our traditional cultural heritage. And reserves and national parks created to preserve the unique nature. As we know, culture without nature does not happen, to be sure, is to go to any Museum,» said don.

Participation in the event shall, in particular, the State Museum of fine arts named after Pushkin, the Tretyakov gallery, the Central Museum of the great Patriotic war Central Museum of musical culture, Bulgakov house, a Museum of modern art «Garage», Museum-estate «Tsaritsyno», Zoological Museum of Moscow University, the theatre «Workshop P. N. Fomenko» Theater on Malaya Bronnaya, Moscow zoo and many other museums and cultural institutions.

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