On May 18, the Sakhalin Regional Museum joined the 17th All-Russian Night of Museums Event.
The performance of students of the Sakhalin College of Art has opened the event which main theme this year is the Elements of History. Museum visitors saw how the heroes of How the Land Was Born by Vladimir Sangi which is based on Nivkh fairy tales, came to life.
The Museum staff continued the ethnographic theme, inviting guests to visit an improvised Bear Festival, where they were offered fruit drinks, flatbreads and stories about the traditions of the people of the North. Of course, the long-awaited event of the Nivkh village could not go without the main character of the holiday the bear.
Some of the visitors stayed outside, listening to the soulful songs of the Sakhalin bard Sergey Khan under the rays of the spring sun that had not yet gone down. The most courageous took part in the South Rose Club of Historical and Social Dance master-class.
Inside the House of History, a variety of workshops, meetings and excursions were offered to visitors dedicated both to the history and nature of the native land and expanding the boundaries of traditional museum activities and themes.
An unusual program was prepared by our friends the Kvantorium Childrens Technopark, which always surprise us with an incredible combination of culture and art with modern technology. In the hands of Technopark teachers and students, history, literally, came to life! Children and adults could see themselves what animals were hiding in Nivkh ornaments, created animal models using 3D pens and got acquainted with amazing inventions at the exhibition.
That evening visitors to the museum had a unique opportunity to touch the mysterious culture studied for many years by the museum’s special guests the Director of the Museum of Shamanism in Seoul, Yang Den Seung and Researcher, Mok Ding Ho. The unusual meeting was a continuation of the traditional Korean tea ceremony, prepared by the staff of the Sakhalin Regional Museum.
For the second time, the young figure skater Daniela Kim became the guest of the museum holiday and presented her DeyaKimBeads home training project. Creating Perler Bead ornaments is a hard work and efforts, including not only the creative activity itself, but also the use of computer skills, drawing up tables, calculation of prices, surfing the Internet sites, time management and much more.
The highlight of the program was the traditional opening of the fountain in the museum garden, marking the beginning of the summer season.
A presentation of a long-awaited brochure of Viktor Vladislavovich Scheglov «Sakhalin Winter Quarters. Place of Foundation of the Russian Military Post in the Village of Dui in 1856» took place within the framework of the annual event.
The festive program was completed by the performance of the «Diaz» Show Project.
The Sakhalin Regional Museum thanks the Kvantorium Childrens Technopark, the Sakhalin College of Arts, the Regional Scientific Universal Library, the South Rose Club of Historical and Social Dance, the Diana Design handmade jewelry brand for their cooperation and all our visitors, without whom the cultural event would not have been so grand and wonderful.