The First Museum of Calligraphy Will Open in Moscow

The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy will be opened on August 1st in Moscow. According to the Tourism Committee of the Moscow City Government, the museum will function in Sokolniki Entertainment and Recreation Park. All across the world (including Turkey, China, Japan and UAE) there are 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. Organizers: National Union of Calligraphers, Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy.

Source: REGNUM News agency