Forum of Slavic Cultures attracted attention at Intermuseum festival in Moscow
This year, the Forum of Slavic Cultures attended Intermuseum, the international museum festival in Moscow, for the first time as a strategic partner. The Živa booth (Živa is the award for the best Slavic museum) presented fifteen Slavic museums, of which three were Slovene.
At the official opening of the 20th Intermuseum festival showcasing as many as 400, predominantly Russian museums, visitors were addressed by Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage Museum and President of the Union of Museums in Russia, and this year also by Andreja Rihter, Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures. Ms Rihter pointed out the significance of such events, both for the professional and the general public. One of the main goals is to raise awareness of the cultural heritage and its promotion. According to Mr Medinsky, Russian Minister of Culture, the Intermuseum festival wants to develop into the leading event of its kind in the world.
The Živa booth (Živa is the award for the best Slavic museum) featured the FSC with 15 museums from six Slavic countries, among them also winners of special recognitions. Slovenia was represented by the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Slovene Ethnographic Museum and the best Slavic Museum 2017, the Slovenian Alpine Museum.
Ms Rihter also gave lectures and participated in various professional events, including the round table on city museums with Mr Blaž Peršin, Director of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, and the round table on good practices in the field of collaboration between conservation and restoration scientists and museum professionals with Mr Jernej Hudolin, Director of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, and Ms Martina Lesar Kikelj, President of Slovenian Restoration Society.
The 20th festival Intermuseum took place in Moscow between 31 May and 3 June, attracting nearly 48,000 visitors.
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