Official opening ceremony of the National School of Calligraphy
The ceremony dedicated to the results of the III International Exhibition of Calligraphy in Veliky Novgorod and the opening of the National School of Calligraphy has taken place at Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy.
A one-day exhibition of birch-bark manuscripts and the Four Gospels from the Novgorod State United Museum-Reserve was held.
S. Arkhangelov, Vice-President of ICOM Russia; N. Lomakin, prefect of Eastern Administrative Okrug of Moscow; A. Kasyanov, Head of Sokolniki District; A. Zemlyak, First Deputy Mayor of Veliky Novgorod; P. Chobitko, President of the National Union of Calligraphers, etc. attended the event.
Alexey Shaburov, Director of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy held one more effective presentation. The guests were following the history of the exhibition in Veliky Novgorod. Video materials were shown with some new exhibits now available at the museum.
A master-class with Yuri Koverdyayev, the school curator has been carried out for guests and medias after the presentation.
On November 18 at 02.00 pm the school will be officially opened. Yuri Koverdyayev will hold master-classes for school students. Enrolment into the schhol will also take place.