Sergei Sobyanin has opened a renovated Museum of archaeology of Moscow on Manezh square
18 may 2015, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has opened a renovated Museum of archaeology of Moscow at the Manege square. In opening ceremony took part the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, head of the Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky, Director General of the Museum Association “Moscow Museum” Alina Saprykina.
According to the mayor, in 1997, the Museum of archaeology of Moscow was opened with serious disturbances, so after only 15 years it was reconstructed (in the Museum replaced engineering networks, upgraded ventilation systems, lighting and fire safety carried out the partial replanning of the internal spaces, which include automated access control system). “Now here is the most modern Museum equipment. So I think it will be for many years to serve the citizens and visitors of the capital, to delight them with their exhibitions,” said Sergei Sobyanin.
“Today is a joyful and long – awaited event- after years of reconstruction, opened the Museum of archaeology. The Museum is known and loved by Muscovites. Of course, it was very sad, when people are passing and walking in the center of Moscow, approached him and saw the word “Museum renovation”. We with great joy we open the Museum for Muscovites. And happily for archaeologists, because the Museum is not only a methodological center, but also the main custodian of all archaeological finds” — said the Minister of Moscow Government, head of the Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky.
The Museum of archaeology of Moscow is a branch of Museum Association “Moscow Museum”. It is located in the heart of the capital, at the Manege square – a popular tourist spot. The opening of the Museum in 1997 was timed to the 850th anniversary of Moscow.
Alina Saprykina, Director of the Museum Association “Moscow Museum”: “We are delighted that the opening of the Museum took place today – the international day of museums. This is a great gift to the entire Museum community and the citizens. After two and a half years of complex repair works and restavracionnaya Muscovites and tourists will be able to finally see the Museum’s unique collection, to evaluate new media technology”.
In the centre of the Museum — foundations of Voskresenskiy bridge of the XVIII century, found during excavations. The bridge was thrown across the Neglinnaya river from the resurrection gate to the road to Tver. Built during the reign of Boris Godunov and covered after the fire of 1812, the Voskresensky bridge — a witness of several centuries of life in the city. Now in the Museum around the bridge is equipped with modern multimedia installations showing the history of this part of the city. Besides, there are binoculars — interactive modules-glasses, with which you can look back and see the surroundings of the bridge during different eras.
During the refurbishment the Museum has been completely replaced and the Museum equipment. Appeared augmented reality system, enabling guests to see the Voskresensky bridge in the different moments of history.
In the educational area of the Museum on the weekends will be held children’s workshops on the history of Moscow, in archaeology, School will open a budding archaeologist for children from 5 years. Young researchers will be able to take part in improvised excavations and learn about the profession of archaeologist.