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Oriental Museum at VDNKh

An online excursion will be held at the exposition located in Pavilion No. 13 “Healthcare”. There are 1.5 thousand pieces of art. The broadcast will take place on the official page of VDNKh in the Odnoklassniki social network and on the YouTube channel of the Museum of the East.

The Oriental Museum is opening its funds to the general public for the first time. On December 25, users will be shown works of art by the peoples of the Caucasus, Central, Central and Southeast Asia, the Near, Middle and Far East and Africa. Now they are collected in a single exposition numbering 1.5 thousand items. It is located in Pavilion No. 13 “Health” at VDNKh. Most of the exhibits have not been exhibited before.

“Everyone has the opportunity online not only to see the pearls of the Museum of the Orient, which have not been exhibited before, but also to learn their history from the lips of museum curators,” the VDNKh press service said.

The tour will begin broadcasting on December 25 at 16:00 on the official VDNKh page on the social network “Classmates” and on YouTube channel Museum of the East.

The chief curator of the Museum of Oriental Art Daria Smirnova will tell tourists about the large-scale collection of the museum and demonstrate the most interesting exhibits. Polina Korotchikova, a researcher of the department of art of the peoples of the Near and Middle East, South and Central Asia and Africa, will also speak to the audience. She will introduce you to the objects of art created by masters from these regions. And Anna Yegorova, senior researcher of the department of art of the peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia and Oceania, will demonstrate the pearls of the Japanese collection stored in the museum’s funds.

Participants of the online excursion will be able to see Japanese lanterns of the 17th century, the Khiva column that was discovered in Uzbekistan, Iranian ceramic architectural panels of the 15th century, folk Mongolian musical instruments, a Nepalese carved window, wooden chests from Buryatia and Mongolia, and much more.

In 2019, the Museum of the East opened a permanent exhibition at VDNKh “Preserving Culture. Museum of the Roerichs at VDNKh “.

Those who want to learn more about the painstaking work of restorers to preserve and revive museum rarities can do it on the social networks of the Museum of the East and on the official VDNKh page on the social network Facebook… There is published a tour of the Department of Scientific Restoration, which is also located at VDNKh.

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