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Sholokhov Museum at the “Intermuseum-2014”

11.06.2014

The XVI International Museum Festival “Intermuseum-2014” was held on June, 3 – 9, in Moscow, Central Exhibition Centre “Manezh”. It was first held in 1999 and now it is an important event in the life of the museum community. Sholokhov Museum informed about the latest achievements and presented new projects.

The museum forum was topically themed “Museum in the Digital Era”. The museum workers obtained a lot of new relevant information at the seminars, lectures and roundtable discussions devoted to the best cultural tourism practices in Russia and to introduction of digital technologies. Sholokhov Museum preparing and issuing electronic publications, making media presentations, Internet projects, displaying the Museum collection on the website and social networks had a lot to show to its colleagues and visitors of the exhibition stand.

The contest program included an Internet project “In Search of the Lost Library”, which aroused a great interest in public.

Signing of cooperation agreements between museums took place at the festival. In particular, such an agreement was signed between A.M.Sholokhov, Director of the Museum-Reserve of M.A.Sholokhov, and O.A.Chekanova, Director of Sholokhov Museum in Kazakhstan.

Within the official program, the experts from Russia, Great Britain, the USA and Germany discussed social requests for museums, a role of charity organizations in creating a museum community, digital strategies, new ideas for museums and the ways of efficient placement of the collections.

A bright page of the festival program was the performance of the folk group “Pravoslavny Don”, who presented a program of Cossack songs within the interactive project “Word and Glory of Russia” created jointly with Sholokhov Museum.

The new knowledge and experience obtained in the main museum forum of Russia will stimulate the ideas and discoveries that will help to attract new visitors.

 

Olga Bakhtiyarova