It has been almost a year since the moment when the idea of creating and implementing a global project “International Exhibition of Calligraphy” was first announced.
Much of the planned has already been implemented. The exhibition in St. Petersburg gathered a record number of visitors within the four days of the Fixed Event Period - more than seventeen thousand people came to see the works of the best schools of calligraphy. On the eve of the event, a trial opening of the exhibition of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy was held. However, the team headed by project manager Alexey Shaburov did not stop there.
Work on the design of the museum space for the official, grand opening of the museum is close to completion. Everything is lined up so that every visitor barely crossing the threshold, immediately will plunge into a consonance of images, music, words, feelings, and creative message. Natural elements - fire, water and light - will merge with the natural human thought of calligraphers.
Visitors to the new Mystery of the World Calligraphy exhibition will be surprised to discover many things that are still kept in secret.
We should also mention an exhibition stand, which can rightfully be regarded as an exclusive one. This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the RF Basic Law. In honour of this anniversary at the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy will display the only handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, which has been under preparation for many months. A collection of miniature editions of constitutions from around the world, including rarity edition of the first Soviet Constitution of 1921 is of particular interest. For the first time, the visitors will see inaugural speeches of Roosevelt and Kennedy, the inauguration speeches and oaths of Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin.
Vivid cultural and educational programs will be organized within the framework of the Mystery of the World Calligraphy exhibition. Featured artists will demonstrate their creativity during workshops, and tours for adults and children will be conducted every half-hour.