State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»
18 June 2015

On June 10, 2015 the meeting of supervisory boards of The State Museum of Oriental Art and of “Izborsk” Museum Preserve was held jointly in the head office of The Transneft Company. 

The meeting was attended by the head of both supervisory boards Mikhail Margelov, who is also vice president of "Transneft" JSC; Deputy Minister of Culture, Elena Milovzorova; Deputy Head of the Department of the Administration of the President for interaction with the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and Political Parties, Alexander Shubin; members of both supervisory boards, the Director of The State Museum of Oriental Art, Alexander Sedov and the Director of “Izborsk” Museum Preserve, Natalia Dubrovskaya. 

Opening the meeting Mikhail Margelov emphasized that mutual work of two supervisory boards will help to cope with similar challenges that both museums face.

“Not long ago “Izborsk” Museum-Reserve was celebrating 1150th anniversary of Russian Statehood.” said Mikhail Margelov. “For this occasion a decree was signed by the President of The Russian Federation. Money was allocated followed by a lot of work being carried out. At the present moment The State Museum of Oriental Art is preparing to celebrate its 100-th anniversary in 2018. Why don’t colleagues of both institutions share their experience?” 

Additional issues were raised concerning the creation of “The Club of Friends of the State Museum of Oriental Art” and the discussion of the necessity to start negotiations with “Rosimuschestvo” and “Mosenergo” about the current problems.

Concerning “Izborsk” Museum Preserve its Director Natalia Dubrovskaya raised the questions of its museumification and improvements of the existing tourist paths. The participants of the meeting agreed that Izborsk can become the strategic cultural project in Russia as well as of Pskov – its spiritual capital. The issue of financial assistance to “Izborsk” Museum Preserve was also discussed. 

The participants of the meeting emphasized their mutual goals, such as the development of Russian museums, professional experience exchanges and mutual support in the museum sphere in Russia. All the participants of the meeting highly valued the contributions of The Transneft Company for helping to implement these goals. Traditionally a great amount of work by the company is dedicated to charity and sponsorship activities, support of culture, science and education and protection and preservation of historical monuments in Russia. 

This year with Transneft’s financial assistance The State Museum of Oriental Art has organized an exhibition of the collection of unique weapons from India and China “Deadly Beauty”. Transneft have also bought a house in Izborsk where a new exhibition will be opened by “Izborsk” Museum Preserve in the near future.

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