MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
It is now possible to visit the workshops of the Museum of the East at VDNKh online. A virtual walk will allow you to observe the work of the restorers.
You can find out how unique exhibits are being revived on an online tour of the Department of Scientific Restoration of the Oriental Museum at VDNKh. On November 26, Internet users will be shown how artifacts look at different stages of restoration, and they will tell about the peculiarities of working with objects of art and archaeological finds.
“For the first time, we invite everyone to visit the restoration workshops of the State Museum of the East. Usually they are not available for mass visits, but now there is an opportunity to see them online, ”the VDNKh press service said.
The virtual tour will start at 15:00 on November 26 on the official page of VDNKh on the social network Facebook and on the page of the Museum of the East in the social network “In contact with”.
Spectators will visit workshops where they study and restore archaeological, monumental and easel paintings from the countries of the East, exhibits made of wood, metal, porcelain and bone. They will learn how restorers manage to restore old fabrics, and also what is the peculiarity of oriental varnishes and papier-mâché.
Those who want to learn more about the fascinating and painstaking work to preserve and revive museum rarities can follow the news on the pages of the Museum of the East in social networks “Instagram”, Facebook, “Twitter”, “Classmates”, “In contact with” and on the museum channel in Youtube.
A permanent column has appeared there, where photo and video reports on the work of museum restorers are published.
The workshops of the State Museum of the East opened in 1955. Most of them were located on Vorontsovo Pole Street in Moscow. In 2018, they moved to the territory of VDNKh, to building 179. The restoration workshops are constantly working with items from the museum collection.
In 2019, the Museum of the East opened a permanent exhibition at VDNKh “Preserving Culture. Museum of the Roerichs at VDNKh “. It is located in the renovated pavilion No. 13 “Health”.
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