The multicolored palette of Russian museums was recently added by a new bright contrast – on July 22, 2008 the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy was born. Its emerging on the art scene marked a new stage in the history of arts. Since that moment the calligraphers that before were separated from each other by this or that reason, have a place which they call their second home.
The Russian museum society positively met the birth of a new “child” – just in a year the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy became an institutional member of the International council of museums (ICOM).
Nowadays the Museum is a place for colorful social projects and events. Each of these events is a good chance for all the calligraphy lovers to enjoy the fantastic world of beautiful forms.
On July 22, 2008 the National Union of Calligraphers was issued a certificate of registration with the Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in the Central Federal District. By setting a goal to unite the masters of calligraphy from allover the world and revive the calligraphers movement in Russia, the Union took actions to bring famous calligraphers to Russia. This let the Union to hold a unique unprecedented International exhibition of calligraphy. This project bumped the development of the forgotten art not only in Russia, but in the whole world. This is proved by the fact UNESCO included the project into its aegis lists.
Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre is a world-class venue for business and leisure. The infrastructure of the complex meets the highest world standards of quality which is certified by UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry). The Centre is also a member of AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) and RUEF (Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs). Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre annually hosts more than a hundred of major events — exhibitions, conferences, forums, political rallies, concerts, show-programs.