The first ever handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation will be demonstrated at the Exhibition of Calligraphy in Saint-Petersburg

The International Exhibition of Calligraphy will exclusively present the first handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation in Saint-Petersburg on September 17th, 2008.

The exhibition’s organizers remark that the first handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation is a unique artwork created by calligraphy writers in collaboration with publishers. The exquisite folio will be unveiled on September 17th and will take a special place at the exposition.

The total number of exhibits exceeds 350 works by the best representatives of a variety of calligraphy schools from 24 countries.

“The Exhibition will demonstrate items representing the past and the present. Today’s collection has 250 exhibits. Among them are the most fascinating, yet unexplored, samples of Slavic writing, historical manuscripts from all over the world, rare letters and documents, belonging to the Romanovs, the noble family of Russia, and taken from the vaults of the State Historical Museum,” the organizers shared.

The visitors will see an excellent gallery of rare, scarce and unseen manuscripts and miniature books from private collections. Besides this, they will see writing materials and utensils of all ages, and will be able to scrupulously examine modern originals and distinct samples of applied calligraphy.

In the context of the Exhibition, the organizers are holding several master classes delivered by Russian and international calligraphy experts and artists, who will be happy to offer pupils and students a couple of calligraphy lessons. All experts will be offered to visit a series of lectures.

Last but not least, the Exhibition programme will feature round table discussions, seminars, calligraphy performances and contests for amateur calligraphy writers.

Source: Lenizdat.Ru, online portal