The Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation is happy to welcome all exhibitors, guests and organizers of the exhibition “The Private Museums of Russia. The Talents of Russia,” which is scheduled for September 7-8 in exhibit hall 4.1 in Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre. Please find the welcoming speech below.
“Dear friends! I am happy to welcome you at the exhibition named “The Private Museums of Russia. The Talents of Russia.” Your innovative initiative is positively an important stage in the cultural life of our country. Very often original museums are attractive for tourists, yet little known or isolated. When gathered under one project, they create a unique space for intellectual enrichment and provide an opportunity to learn the best examples of art and folk craft, to know more about the history of various locations across Russia. Exhibit owners will have a great chance to exchange experience, establish personal contacts and source business partners. I am sure this original programme has a great potential and development prospects. Its geography has already covered a plenty of regions across the entire country, featuring the most diverse institutions.
I wish you to have constructive collaboration, fruitful communication, and rich experience.”