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Vasilievsky Island, 18th line, 1Saint Petersburg State Museum-institute of the Roerichs is situated on Basil Island, in academic M.P. Botkin’s old residence, where N.K. Roerich had been many times. The basis of memorial exposition of Museum-institution is heritage, kept by E.I. Roerich’s niece - Lydmila Stepanovna Mitusova and her family. During some years of existence of museum owners of private collections have given to museum a row of art and other kind of exhibits. To date its funds consist of about 15 thousand things: private things, manuscripts, paintings, arts and crafts, archeological finds, photographs and other cultural treasure, reflecting wide context of life and creation of the Roerichs.

A meeting with Alexander Gorodnitsky at the Roerich family Museum and Institute

A meeting with scientist, poet and songwriter Alexander Gorodnitsky has been held at the Museum and Institute. Gorodnitsky who being a geophysicist had travelled all over the world and dived many times to ocean bottom, is one of the prominent Russian bards along with Bulat Okudzhava, Alexander Galitch and Vladimir Vysotsky. He is the author of more than 30 books of poems, songs and memoirs and more than one dozen CDs, a laureate of Bulat Okudzhava National Literary Prize, two-time prize winner of the Tsarskoe Selo Prize, an Honoured Science Worker of Russian Federation.

A new permanent display area at the Museum and Institute

A new permanent display area was launched at Roerich Family Museum and Institute in December 2013. The theme of representation there is archaeological and ethnographic research by Nicholas Roerich. There is Roerich’s “Rite of Spring” set design scale model at display. Libretto of this ballet written by I.F. Stravinsky and N.K. Roerich embraces the theme of pagan culture. In his work on costumes Roerich employed Slavic and Finno-Ugric ethnographic motives.

V.A. Gergiev visited the Museum–institute of the Roerichs

On November 26 the Museum–institute of the Roerichs was visited by artistic director of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Abisalovich Gergiev.

V International Festival “Sitar in Saint Petersburg” was held from October 26 until October 28

The festival which was held in 2008 for the first time on the initiative of a group of musicians, keen on Indian classical music, received the support of government agencies - the Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg and the Consulate General of India in St. Petersburg soon. Organizing of the festival was under the direct leadership of the Museum–institute of the Roerichs. The first festival was attended by musicians from Russia, the near abroad countries. "Sitar in St.

Concert of the inmates of the Charitable fund “Open World”

On October 12, 2012 in the exhibition hall, where the exhibition "Golenischev-Kutuzovs. Military valour and creative genius" is being held now, a concert of inmates of the Charitable Fund "Open World" was held. President of the Fund is ballerina Ekaterina Shchelkalova, a graduate of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet and until recently the soloist of American Ballet Theatre. The fund was established to promote the Russian ballet school and direct its energies to development of creative aptitude of children deprived of parents’ care.

Guest performances of the State Historical Museum

Unique example of cooperation between museums was demonstrated by the Moscow State Historical Museum and St. Petersburg Museum–institute of the Roerichs. From 11 to 13 of October at the Museum–institute of the Roerichs the interactive games for children and adults were held, these games were prepared and brought by the employees of the Moscow Museum.

XII International theoretical and practical conference “Roerichs’ Heritage”

On October 9-11 in St. Petersburg the XII International theoretical and practical conference "Roerichs’ Heritage", dedicated to the 1150th anniversary of the Russian state, was held. The conference was held in the year of the 110th anniversary of the birth of G.N. Roerich and during the celebration of the 138th anniversary of the birth of Nicholas Roerich.

Day of old men at the Museum–institute of the Roerichs

Day of old men was held at the Museum–institute of the Roerichs on October 1, 2012. “The Slavic evening” was held this day for the pensioners of the Vasileostrovsky district.

Report about the theoretical and practical conference “Information space of museum and the public order”

Theoretical and practical conference “Information space of museum and the public order” was held on September 5–10, 2012 on the board of the motor ship “Vissarion Belinsky” within the bounds of the XIII International forum under the aegis of UNESCO “Formation of the modern information society – problems, prospects, innovations”. Rector of the Saint Petersburg State University of Service and Economics, Professor Alexander Dmitrievich Viktorov was member of the forum organizing committee.

Day of the first–year student

Day of the first–year student of the Saving of the cultural heritage department of the Saint Petersburg State University of Service and Economics was celebrated at the Museum–institute of the Roerichs on September 4, 2012.

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