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Welcome to the Exhibitions of Sholokhov Museum-Reserve in Stanitsa Karghinskaya

13.11.2017

Two unique exhibitions from the collections of Gennady Shatalov from Voronezh and Pyotr Soldatov from Vyoshenskaya have a run in the granary house on the territory of the mill complex in Stanitsa Karghinskaya.

The exhibitions “Bells of Russia” and “Kerosene Lamps of the XIX–XX Centuries” are located in one exhibition area and organically complement each other: both the modern souvenir bells and the old kerosene lamps surprise with their variety and manufacturing techniques.

G.V.Shatalov, a collector from Voronezh, showed 531 bells from 121 localities of different regions of Russia including Vyoshenskaya.

The visitors will see traditional bells made of metal and unusual bells made of glass, porcelain, wood and even mushroom. The variety of forms is amazing: temples, chapels, palaces, figures of people, birds and animals, fairy tale characters and even series: “Horses”, ”Images of Women”, “Cities of Russia”, etc. The visitors’ interest will be attracted both to the products manufactured at various enterprises by mass print runs, as well as to piece copies made especially for any event.

In Russia, bells and chimes have long been used as a signaling means and a musical instrument. You will know that depending on the purpose the bells were made church and orchestral, door and desktop, horse harness and ship. At present, widely popular are decorative bells and bells of amulets.

At the exhibition you will learn where in Russia some or other "ringing" products were produced and will hear how the bells from different materials ring.

The exhibition “Kerosene Lamps of the XIX–XX Centuries” displayed by P.A.Soldatov from Vyoshenskaya, is devoted to another object, which played the most important role in the life of man, – a kerosene lamp. With the light of the lamp our grandparents spent most of their lives. Such lamps and lanterns were used as lighting and signaling devices.

The exhibition shows about a hundred exhibits of different forms and purposes: simple big iron lanterns and small lamps of coloured glass, lamps with

painted cups on figured stands. There is, for example, a miniature kerosene lamp made in the form of a boat.

The lamps were mostly found in the villages and stanitsas of the Upper Don, and they are typical for these places. Some of them needed a serious, careful and sometimes long-term restoration. Each of the exhibits is in working order. The pre-revolutionary lamps from the collection of P.I.Soldatov were used in making the latest filming of “The Quiet Don” by the film director S.Ursulyak.

The collector from Vyoshenskaya has been constantly replenishing his collection. During the last half-year he acquired more than 10 old lamps including those manufactured in France and Germany. Recently P.A.Soldatov demonstrated his collection in Voronezh. The citizens were delighted with visiting the exhibition and presented new exhibits for his collection.

The exhibitions at the Farmstead of T.A.Karghin in Stanitsa Karghinskaya will run until December 10, 2017.

The tour can be ordered by phone: +7(86353)21-0-62, +7(86382)34-4-38.

 

Tatyana Nektova