Mystery of the World Calligraphy

Новости каллиграфии

Dates:  December 9 — 14, 2008

Organizers:  National Union of Calligraphers and  MVK Exhibition Company

Venue:  Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy

Address:  Sokolniki Culture & Exhibition Centre, 1 Sokolnichesky Val, pavilion 7, Moscow

The mission is to form a beautiful and healthy society

The project aims to revive the lost art of calligraphy in Russia, make it widely available and create conditions for its development.

Calligraphy (from the Greek καλλιγραφία — "beautiful handwriting") — is the art of beautiful and clear writing. The exhibition will feature the works of well-known calligraphers from Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. We want people to fully understand and feel this fine art, so at the exhibition there will be works from foreign calligraphic schools — Europe, the Baltic states, the USA, Israel, China, Japan, Syria, Mongolia, the UAE, Turkey, India, Taiwan, Australia, Palestine, Jordan, Brazil, Peru,  Armenia and Iran.

The large museum exposition will include historic specimen of manuscripts of different ages, utensils for writing and lettering and specialized library. The applied calligraphy is represented by embroidery, calligraphic engravings on household items.

There will be held master-classes of the foremost calligraphers and educational lectures and workshops for children and adults.

There will also be introduced the first handwritten Constitution of the Russian Federation. This unique project prepared by the National Union of Calligraphers and the Rare Book from St. Petersburg publishing house promises to be the symbol of the restoration of Russia and be preserved for ages.

The exposition of the Project “Mystery of the World Calligraphy” will include 35 miniature Constitutions (USSR, Russian Federation, CSI, Asia and Europe), inauguration speeches of the leaders of different countries.

Additionally there will be presented the text of swear and speech at the inauguration ceremony of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.


A new quality of life is not merely possible, but it is in fact a reality. MVK is not forcing its new project. We just call talented people to shape a beautiful healthy society.


Media partners:   Newspaper Rossiyskaya gazeta 
                                Newspaper Argumenty i Fakty 
                                Pen World® International Magazine
                                Diplomat Magazine

Partners:               MGIMO Graduates Association
                               International Club of Petersburgers
                                Russian National Library
                                Russian State Library
                                Sokolniki Culture & Exhibition Centre 
                                Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy

Sergey Smirnov
Project’s Press Secretary

Tel:      +7 495 995 05 95
           +7 903 118 76 03



Source: City site

The art of calligraphy offers the opportunity to develop one’s personality at any age.