First Russian Museum of Calligraphy Will Open in Moscow

In Moscow there will appear a first Russian Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy. It will be set up at the Sokolniki Recreation and Entertainment Park.

All across the world (including Turkey, China, Japan and UAE) there are the museums with permanent calligraphy expositions. However, there were no such museums in Russia yet”, - said the representative of the museum management.

The exhibiting items include fine specimen of Slavonic and European lettering, Russian and foreign books on calligraphy, limited editions of rare manuscripts, writing utensils of the past and present, elegant Hebrew calligraphy pieces. 

The centerpiece of the exposition is formed by 80 well-designed calligraphic art works by the visual artists from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, France, Israel, Syria, USA, Japan, China, etc. They all are live-action pieces of art which have accumulated the lettering traditions of many generations.

Source: Itar-Tass (Informational Telegraph Agency of Russia)