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Exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” in Magnitogorsk

The grand opening of the exhibition “The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity” of the International Centre of the Roerichs was arranged on April 15, 2014, on the date of National Day of Culture in the administration building of Magnitogorsk. The exhibition was organized by the International Centre of the Roerichs (Moscow), International Roerichs’ Heritage Preservation Committee (Moscow), administration of Magnitogorsk and Autonomous non-profit cultural and educational organization "ANCO Zvenigorod" (Magnitogorsk). It is dedicated to the treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments or the Roerich Pact.

The exhibition opening involved the Head of Magnitogorsk Mr. Evgeny Tefleev, Deputy Head for social questions Mr. Vadim Chuprin, representative of the International Centre of the Roerichs - Head of the autonomous scientific group Victor Zhigota, Director of the Autonomous non-profit cultural and educational organization "ANCO Zvcnigorod" Mr. Grigory Shevelev, head of the Chair of culturology and Russian language, associate professor of Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Ph.D. in History of Arts Elena Kurban, divisional director of the all-Russian Center of Humanistic Pedagogy Svetlana Trankova and others.

The inauguration was marked with the complimentary address on behalf of the Minister of Culture of the Chelyabinsk region Mr. Alexey Betekhtin to all the organizers of the exhibition.

The representative of the International Centre of the Roerichs Victor Zhigota donated the Banner of Peace to the deputy head of Magnitogorsk administration Mr. V.V.Chuprin. Now the Banner of Peace is handed over to the Magnitogorsk Museum of Regional Studies.

The exposition includes materials about the origin and creation of the Roerich Pact, copies of unique photos and archive documents from the funds of the International Centre of the Roerichs, presents the thematic banners related to the history of the Roerich Pact and reproductions of paintings by Nicholas Roerich.

Furthermore the Magnitogorsk exposition comprises the separate part of cultural objects of the Southern Urals which requires the solicitous attitude, preservation and popularization.

It stands to mention that Magnitogorsk was the first to accept the exhibition in the region alongside with celebrating its 85th anniversary. Hereafter Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Kurgan, Tyumen and other Ural and Siberian cities are planning to admit it. Also the exhibition in Magnitogorsk for the first time features the meteorite fragment “Chelyabinsk” and some results of its scientific research as an object of cultural heritage.

The exhibition will organize the screenplay of films “Time to gather stones” (directed by V. Shatin), “The Call of cosmic evolution” (by L.V.Shaposhnikova) and video plots about the ICR activity. The reading hall where the visitors can get acquainted with the ICR editions about the Roerichs’ life and oeuvre as well as the materials of the ICR scientific conferences will be working under the auspices of the exhibition.

Exhibition venue: lobby of the administration building.

Exhibition opening hours – from 15 April until 15 May
Monday-Friday (9.00 am – 18.00 pm), Saturday (9.00 am – 14.00 pm), except for Sunday.

Contact tel. number: Autonomous non-profit cultural and educational organization "ANCO Zvenigorod" (Magnitogorsk) – 89049385748

Related publications:

«The Roerich Pact. History and Modernity”: the exhibition is now open / Official site of administration of Magnitogorsk

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