Presentation-Exhibition “The Marvel of Russia" at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris


The purpose of the exhibition is to acquaint the visitor with a unique phenomenon that emerged in the world cultural space, i. e. the Moscow State Integrated Museum-Reserve that houses and protects cultural and natural heritage sites of Russia. Protection of intangible cultural heritage, notably scrupulous reconstruction of Russian spiritual life within a historical landscape, could as well be called a significant aspect of the Museum’s work. Fostering intercultural communication and creating new mechanisms for public debate could as well be considered as the global task of the project.

Artwork that will constitute the greatest part of the exhibition will give to the visitor a clear picture of the Museum’s life. The Church of the Ascension (built in 1532), a recognized masterpiece of Russian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will make a separate topic of the exhibition. A special place in the exposition will be given to the icon of Our Lady of Sovereign very much worshipped in Kolomenskoye (a modern replica). The working place of an icon-painting restorer will be modelled at the exhibition hall. Icon painting has been a traditional art of Russia beginning from the olden times.
A cultural programme will be organized by the Museum within the framework of the presentation exhibition.

Niveau d’intervention géographique

  • International


  • Promouvoir une connaissance mutuelle de la diversité culturelle, ethnique, linguistique, religieuse
  • Renforcer l'éducation de qualité et le développement de compétences interculturelles

Pays bénéficiaire (s) / Groupes cibles

  • Russian diaspora
  • Paris cultural community
  • Permanent Delegations to UNESCO in Paris
  • UNESCO leadership and staff

Principaux partenaires

With the support of the Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation to UNESCO

Nom de l’organisation / Entité responsable principale

Moscow State Integrated Museum-Reserve

Russie, Fédération De
11/01/2010 - 19/01/2010