In the first days of June the Museum of Fine Arts of Karelia opened its doors again for visitors and mass media. But the quarantine time was used very efficiently to continue the work on the project “Museums in Focus: the development of Cultural Services for Chinese Tourists” (within Karelia CBC Programme 2014-2020, funded by the European Union, Finland and Russia).
During the quarantine months the project team managed to develop a design project for the future exhibition, select more than 150 works, purchase multimedia audio guides and conduct a number of working on-line meetings.
The results of the work became a theme for a new program of VGTRK-Karelia broadcast company (the Karelian Department of All-Russian state broadcast company), which filmed a report on the implementation of the project and plans for the future.
The project manager’s assistant, Natalya Kozlovskaya, told her colleagues about the main vectors of the project’s activities and its goals, and also showed the new equipment purchased the day before.
Lyudmila Nikiforova, the curator of the Kalevala exhibition, showed the halls in which the new exposition will be housed. The former repository of the ancient Karelian icons, famous “northern letters” of the XV-XIX centuries, in the Museum of Fine Arts of Karelia was chosen as a place for our new section of the permanent exhibition dedicated to the Kalevala epic poem.