Kizhi Open Air Museum

May 11, 2017

Visit of a Khizi delegation at ICCROMOn 11 May, the Director-General received a delegation from the Kizhi Open Air Museum in Karelia, Russian Federation, led by the museum’s director, Dr Elena Bogdanova.

Visit of a Khizi delegation at ICCROMIn attendance: Sophy Janowski, Chief Management Officer; Joseph King, Sites Unit Director, and Paul Arenson, Manager, Knowledge and Communication Services.

Member State represented: Russian Federation


Kizhi Museum: guardian of wooden architecture traditions

April 27, 2017

Kizhi Museum: guardian of wooden architecture traditions

Kizhi Museum: guardian of wooden architecture traditionsOn 9 and 10 May, a series of events will be held at the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR) in Rome. The series, entitled “Wooden architecture: learning from ancestors, keeping for posterity, teaching our contemporaries,” has been organized by the Kizhi State Museum, an open-air venue devoted to history, architecture and ethnography.

The Kizhi Museum is one of the largest museums in Russia.  The museum complex includes more than 80 wooden architecture monuments. The gem of this collection is the architectural complex of Kizhi Pogost, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Experts at this museum have accumulated significant experience in the field of conservation and restoration of wooden architecture. In order to spread the knowledge gained, the Museum has founded the Training Center for the Conservation of Monuments of Wooden Architecture and started the UNESCO Chair for the Study and the Protection of Wooden Architecture. Continue reading…


Wooden architecture conservation and restoration

September 30, 2016

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

Wooden architecture conservation and restoration © Phot: Kizhi Open Air MuseumDates: 11 – 30 September 2017 (arrival date 10 September, departure date 1 October)

Location: Kizhi Island (11 days) and Petrozavodsk (10 days), Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation

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Partners:

  • ICCROM
  • Petrozavodsk State University and UNESCO Chair of Wooden Architecture Research and Preservation
  • Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Karelia
  • Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

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Russian State Scientific and Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage

June 3, 2016

Arseny Mironov and Nadezhda Filatova from the Russian State Scientific and Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage visited ICCROMOn 3 June the Director-General received the visit of Arseny Mironov and Nadezhda Filatova from the Russian State Scientific and Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage, Russian Federation.

Arseny Mironov and Nadezhda Filatova met the Director-GeneralThe two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding cooperation in the field of the World Heritage preservation and promotion, and for establishment of training courses on sustainable management of the World Heritage Properties of religious interest.

Member State represented: Russian Federation


Embassy of the Russian Federation

May 16, 2016

Dmitry Shtodin and Natalia Primakova visited ICCROMOn 16 May the Director-General received the visit of Dmitry Shtodin, Minister-Counsellor and Natalia Primakova, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of the Russian Federation.
In attendance, Gamini Wijesuriya, Project Manager, Sites Unit.

Member State represented: Russian Federation


Anait Abramyan

March 11, 2016

New Intern, Anait Abramyan, from RussiaICCROM is pleased to welcome Anait Abramyan from the Russian Federation. She will be joining us until mid-June.

Anait Abramyan is in her second year at the University of La Sapienza in Rome, where she is undertaking a degree in art history. Previously she studied law at the Lomonosov State University in Moscow as well as at its International Centre for International Law in Geneva, Switzerland.

This is Anait’s second visit to ICCROM; in 2014 she was a Visiting Researcher at ICCROM and at the UNIDROIT Library in Rome, researching the legal protection of cultural heritage.

While at ICCROM, Anait Abramyan will explore the ICCROM Library, learning about and participating in its activities.

Member State represented: Russian Federation


Irina Butorina

New intern, Irina Butorina, from the Russian FederationICCROM welcomes Irina Butorina from the Russian Federation. Her internship will last until the end of April.

Irina graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University with a degree as Specialist in Art History. During her education, in addition to her academic studies, she participated as a volunteer in archaeological excavations of ruins of ancient Russian churches and fortifications in Moscow, Kiev, Novgorod and Torzhok. Afterwards, she worked in the Engraving Department of the State Hermitage Museum. She leads a research group for a private construction company (LLC “UrInvestStroy”) that carries out projects for built heritage restoration in Saint Peterscburg, prioritizing development and commitment to adaptive reuse.

Member State represented: Russian Federation


Fire in Russian Library

February 4, 2015

Fire at the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences - Russian Federation
Photo credit: Putnik via Wikimedia Commons

The ICCROM community is shocked and saddened by news of the weekend blaze that consumed an estimated 1 million historic titles belonging to the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (INION) in Moscow, the principal Russian library for humanities and Slavic languages, founded in 1918.  In addition, the Institute houses centres for Franco-Russian and Germanic studies, as well as British, American and Italian works dating back to the 18th century.

The loss has been compared to the Chernobyl disaster by the president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr Vladimir Fortov.

The Director-General and staff of ICCROM express our deep sadness at this tragic loss of irreplaceable research materials, though we note with relief that no lives were lost.

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New Member State: Russian Federation

December 17, 2014

ICCROM is pleased to announce the adhesion of the Russian Federation as a Member State. The adhesion of the Russian Federation brings the number of ICCROM Member States to 134.

The USSR joined ICCROM in 1991.  In a letter dated 01 April 1993, ICCROM was informed that the membership of the USSR was continued by the Russian Federation.  The Russian Federation was deemed to have renounced its membership in 1997 and was readmitted to ICCROM at the XXVIII Session of the General Assembly in 2013.

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