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Karelian tradition

“Karelian tradition” is a new exhibition opened in June 2013 on the first floor of the museum. The year 2013 has been declared the Year of Karelian language, and this exhibition project is a part of the events dedicated to this holiday. Exposition is formed entirely from the museum fund’s objects.

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A visitor can immerse himself in the atmosphere of Karelian mode of life and history of the Republic. The folk music and songs sounding in the halls create the right mood that helps to understand the inner world of the Karelian people.  

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In recent years the museum specialists have restored and researched icons, which were created in regions of Karelian Republic. Several new icon painting artifacts were restored and are presented on the exhibition for the first time.  
The folk art of Karels is placed in a special section of the exposition. There are spinning-wheels, Karelian folk clothes, wood carving, towels with traditional embroidery and other objects used in daily life.    

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The guests of the museum will see many art and craft works that are presented also for the first time as many icons.
The exhibition is open till 25 August.