First Museum of Calligraphy Will Open in Moscow

A new museum will work at the Sokolniki Recreation and Entertainment Park, inform the museum initiators.

On Friday August 1 Sokolniki Recreation and Entertainment Park will welcome the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy.

According to the project initiators, opening of a Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy is the threshold of an international calligraphic event, the International Exhibition of Calligraphy in St Petersburg.

Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy is the first Russian museum for the art of lettering. 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. This makes the museum of calligraphy located in Sokolniki unique, not to mention the outstanding calligraphic items it contains.

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.

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. The museum exposition also contains the works of the distinguished masters’ apprentices, the ones who are now breaking the ground of calligraphy.

Organizers: National Union of Calligraphers, Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy.  

Source: Tourist′s informational center