Recently the project team got several copies of the digest from the XVIII Round Table “The Museum and Problems of Cultural Tourism”, which is annually held by the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Although the situation with the pandemic this spring prevented the project manager from presenting the project “Museums in Focus: the Development of Cultural Services for Chinese Tourists” to the Russian museum community at the round table, the text of the report was published not only in the printed version of the digest, but also in the account of the round table in VKontakte: https://vk.com/museum_problems_hermitage?w=wall-31114254_1479%2Fall
The article describes only the planned events, but it was very important to acquaint the museum community with the project, since only in this way a high level of efficiency can be achieved. Potential partners and organizations can immediately respond, offer their help, share their experience, suggest things that sometimes a project team cannot even think about at the stage of writing a project.
We hope that next year it will be possible to present the intermediate results of the project in the majestic hall of the Hermitage Theater, which was originally built as a theater for the imperial family and the court nobility.