An exhibition of the World’s Calligraphy in Sokolniki Park

An official opening of a permanent exposition of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy in Sokolniki Park is on December 9th.

The Mystery of the World’s Calligraphy exposition will be launched in the new museum from the official opening until December 14th, 2008. The exhibition will showcase works by the leading calligraphers from Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. A vast collection will include historic manuscripts' samples of different ages, writing and calligraphy utensils and a specialized library will be organized. Applied calligraphy will be represented by embroidery and calligraphic engraving on household items the website reports.

Within the Mystery of the World’s Calligraphy exposition project 35 copies of miniature Constitutions (of the USSR, the Russian Federation, the United States, the CIS countries and Europe), as well as several inaugural speeches of the former leaders of various countries (Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Boris Yeltsin, etc.) are to be presented.

Source: Oreanda-Novosti, news agency.