The first handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation is to be presented in St. Petersburg
The International Exhibition of Calligraphy kickoff is to take place on September 17th in St. Petersburg. According to the organizers, the icing on the cake will be a presentation of the one and only handwritten copy Constitution of the Russian Federation.
“The one and only handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation is a result of the collective efforts and vision of a talented team comprised of professional calligraphers and publishers. Delicately designed, the folio is to be unveiled on September 17th and is to have a special place in the exhibition,” the organizers remark.
The total number of exhibits exceeds 350 works by elite representatives of a variety of calligraphy schools from 24 countries.
“The International Exhibition of Calligraphy will delicately sail you to the world of past as well as to present-day reality. Today’s collection has 250 exhibits. Among them are the most fascinating, yet unexplored, samples of Slavic writing, historical manuscripts of the peoples of the world, rare letters and documents, belonging to the Romanovs, the noble family of Russia,” - the organizers continue.
Visitors will see a great gallery of rare, scarce and unseen manuscripts and miniature books from private collections. Besides these, 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 schoolchildren 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, calligraphic performances and contests for amateur calligraphers.
Source: Vremya Soyuza, online newspaper