First Russian Museum of Calligraphy Will Start Up in Moscow
According to the project initiators, the first museum of calligraphy in Russia will be opened tomorrow 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.
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.
The Museum is initiated by the National Union of Calligraphers.
Source: Moscow Committee for Telecommunication and Mass Media