On January 15, 2019, Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center and the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy received calligrapher Wang Xiuling from Tianjin city. Her teacher was renowned artist Wang Xuezhong, one of those who learned their art from Xu Beihong, a famous Chinese painter and graphic artist.
Christmas found the team of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, led by its Director, Alexey Shaburov, in the House of Bog Oak in Kozmodemyansk, the Mary-El Republic. Opened in May 2016, the exhibition is a unique tourist attraction and the only one in Russia that reflects a modern view on this rare material.
Private museums live on and survive. These days just a few remember that Kovrov used to house one of most potent motorcycle making facilities – today it's much smaller in scale, yet Degtyarev Plant continues to operate. Despite dismal outlooks of the sceptics, Degtyarev Plant is almost the only national market player. In order to compete with Western manufacturers, the industry needs massive investments.
Vladimir community is justifiably proud of its founder, Vladimir the Great, being the first ruler who ordered to employ tablespoons. The 10th century saw a Cutlery Decree, and a set of silver spoons was ordered for the troop, therefore marking the beginning of the history of the Russian spoon. Globally it takes its start in the Ancient Egypt.
On December 21, 2018, Alexey Shaburov, Chairman of the Union of Calligraphers of Russia, Director of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy and President of Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Olga Shaburova, Deputy Director of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, the Museum Consultant, and Assistant President of Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre
One of the most valuable and insightful works that have joined our Museum’s collection this year is Avraham Borshevsky’s calligraphic masterpiece "Ayin Le’Tziyon”, or “ISRAEL’S 70”, a generous gift of internationally renowned businessmen Mr. Giuseppe Aquila (Italy) and Mr. David Veitsman (USA) for the Museum’s 10th anniversary.
Exhibition of vintage handwritten New Year cards to open at Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy on December 28, 2018
The display will feature cards from the early 20th century, the pre-revolutionary period, the 1930s, the World War II era, and others. A special section will be devoted to a unique collection of New Year greeting cards sent by famous Chinese people to their Russian comrades from 1949 to 1953, when our two countries enjoyed a strong friendship.
On the last day of their Moscow stay, all delegates of the Sharp-pointed Nib Calligraphy Association visited MGIMO and held a fascinating workshop for the university’s future sinologists. Alexey Alexakhin, Doctor of Philology, Professor and Head of the MGIMO Department of Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian and Thai Languages, accompanied the delegation.
On December 14, Russian State Duma Deputy and Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Education and Science Lyubov Dukhanina received a delegation from the Sharp-pointed Nib All-China Calligraphy Association. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the State Duma, which is the lower council of the Federal Assembly of Russia.