"From the collection of the museum. The choice of employees" 30/12/2018 automatic translate
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From December 27, 2018 to February 24, 2019, the Museum of Moscow presents an exhibition that allows you to look at the museum through the eyes of those who work in it. Her exhibits are selected from the collections of employees of different museum divisions, from the caretaker to the director. And each employee in the comments will tell why his choice fell on this thing.
The principle of the exhibition "From the collection of the museum. The selection of employees ”is simple: employees of all positions and ranks became curators for a while and selected one subject from museum funds. There were no restrictions on the era, origin, type of exhibit, its size was not. As a result, the exhibition brings together more than 50 exhibitions of one exhibit. You can see a number of masterpieces of the collection, rarely exhibited objects and things with which personal experiences or memories are associated. There are wonderful stories of replenishment of funds, scientific research and even curiosities and blunders. Archaeological finds and porcelain coexist with painting and graphics, photographs and video, the Napoleonic Army soldier’s razor set — with a garbage container made by a 3D printer, a prehistoric vase — with a volume of Karl Marx’s writings and a video tape.
Director of the Moscow Museum Alina Saprykina: “For the museum this exhibition is an important project. This is an opportunity to look in the mirror, to feel one. Show the richness and diversity of the collection. Once again to realize that the museum is not just continuously working, but also carries out its mission, creates a creative product, in which the participation of everyone is important and decisive. And for the visitor it is a chance to look at the museum from the inside, through the thoughts, opinions, feelings of those who work in it. ”
The chief curator of the Museum of Moscow Alina Fedorovich: “Important work preceded the exhibition. Representatives of many specialties work in the museum, and for employees of different departments it became an opportunity to get closer acquainted with the museum collection, which is not always the case in their daily work. Each choice is based on a unique personal chain of associations, experience, preferences, somewhere predictable, somewhere unusual. The exhibition has also become a kind of sociological research: one of the observations, for example, that many items from the porcelain collection are favorites. ”