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A temporary exhibition “The Amazing World of Models” has opened at the Central Naval Museum named after Emperor Peter the Great.
Welcoming the opening participants, the director of the TsVMM named after Emperor Peter the Great Ruslan Nekhai emphasized the main features of the new exhibition, which will run until April 2021.
“This is a very interesting, multifaceted and rich in exhibits exhibition, which will not leave anyone indifferent and will become an adornment of the exposition of our museum for the coming months,” said Ruslan Nekhai.
The Deputy Director of the Museum Sergei Kurnosov told the audience that the exhibition “The Amazing World of Models” is devoted to the history of the development of ship modeling as a synthesis of science, technology and art and presents to the guests of the museum all the variety of ship models from the funds of the TsVMM. The exhibition, according to the idea of its curator, researcher of the TsVMM Evgenia Ovsyannikova, fully reveals the theme of the origin and development of ship modeling, which, at the time of the creation of the Model Chamber by Peter I, served primarily as a means of transferring knowledge about the construction of ships, and then turned into the present art and even sports.
Over time, skilfully crafted ship models have become one of the first collectibles, thanks to which today the TsVMM collection contains about two and a half thousand ship models of the highest museum quality. Many of them come from the grand ducal and imperial collections. In addition, the tradition that existed in the Russian Navy – to donate the collected “rarities” to the museum after returning from expeditions and long voyages, has replenished the museum collection with models of ships of indigenous peoples, which served as a method of transferring knowledge about navigation from father to son. superior quality Japanese turtle shell models.
A special place at the exhibition is given to masters of model art from Russia. The exhibition presents real works of art of sailors-ship modelers. AND I. Glotova, I.E. Egorova, S.F. Yurieva, A.Z. Kaplanovsky, P.G. Izotov and Yu.I. Fedorov.
At the end of the opening of the exhibition, Evgeny Mulgin, the curator of the fund of models of the TsVMM ships, invited everyone to get acquainted with the exposition of the exhibition, convincingly proving that thanks to the models it is possible to trace the centuries-old path of development of shipbuilding. This is a unique museum monument, endowed with features not only of a subject of the history of technology, but also of decorative and applied art, and the tradition of creating ship models goes back to ancient times. The model is a kind of monument to this or that ship and its role in the history of the fleet.
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