The Kizhi Museum is one of the largest open air museums in Russia. This unique historical, cultural and natural complex is a particularly valuable object of cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia. The basis of the museum collection – the Kizhi Ensemble – is the UNESCO World cultural and natural heritage site. Restoration of the Kizhi monuments is being carried out “in front of the world”.
- Exhibition “Traditional art of Pryazha Karelians” (October 18 — December 15, 2013) // October 24
The exhibition introduces the traditional culture of the Pryazhinsky region (Karelia), different types of folk art that existed in the territory inhabited by Pryazha Karelians. All the exhibits bear the imprint of ancient world views of the Karelians based on the amazing interweaving of pagan and Christian traditions.
- Exhibition “With love to Valaam” (October 11 — December 22, 2013) // October 09
The exhibition presents paintings and objects of decorative and applied arts reflecting the beauty of the famous island in Lake Ladoga and the life of the ancient Holy Transfiguration Valaam Monastery.
- Exhibition “Orthodox churches of Russia” (October 01 — December 31, 2013) // October 09
The exhibition represents 27 works depicting churches of Russia. The needlewoman embroidered them to the 300th anniversary of the Church of the Transfiguration on Kizhi Island.
The exhibition “Orthodox Churches of Russia” is running from October 1 to December 31, 2013 in the Information Center of the Kizhi Museum (10a, Kirov sq.) from 10.00 to 17.00 on weekdays. Access is free.
Federal State Budget Institution “Kizhi State Open Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography”.
Republic of Karelia, Medvezhiegorsk region, Kizhi Island.
Postal address: 10a, Kirov sq., Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russia, 185000.
Phone and fax: (8142) 76-70-91 — Petrozavodsk, (8142) 53-57-22 — excursion department on Kizhi Island.
Press service: firstname.lastname@example.org, (8142) 78-35-91.
Web site: kizhi.karelia.ru.