The first international course on “Conservation and restoration of wooden architecture” has been nominated as one of the best museum educational projects at “Intermuseum ‘19”, the annual all-Russia museum fair.
It was classed amongst the top 20 projects, out of 336 applications submitted for the contest.
Ksenia Kuznetsova of the WHS management unit, Kizhi Open-Air Museum accepted the nomination on behalf of the course.
The first ICCROM course at Kizhi was held in 2017. The training programme was based on the restoration unique experience at the Church of the Transfiguration, part of the World Heritage Site of Kizhi Pogost.
The architectural complex of Kizhi Pogost is famous for its multi-domed wooden churches dating mainly to the 17th – 19th centuries. These wooden structures bear testimony to the highly developed traditional carpentry skills of the Russian people.
The second edition of the course will be held this year from 26 August to 14 September at Kizhi Island and Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation. The course is a collaboration between ICCROM, the Kizhi Open Air Museum, the Petrozavodsk State University, UNESCO Chair for Wooden Architecture Research and Preservation, and the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.