The Detailed Report on Preservation of Kizhi Pogost Monuments (Kizhi Pogost, C 544) in 2010 VkontakteFacebook

Authors of the report

The Detailed Report on Preservation of Kizhi Pogost Monuments in 2010

Popov N.L., Deputy Director of Restoration of Architectural Monuments and Kizhi Pogost Monuments (general management of the report preparation; editing all sections of the report). Gluoshko I.M., Principal specialist of the Department of Preparation and Provision for Restoration work (preparation of materials and texts for Parts II, III). Kuusela A.S., Principal engineer of the Department of Preparation and Provision for Restoration work (report preparation; execution of report; computer graphics; layout; design). Lyubimtsev A.J., Chief custodian of the stationary monuments (preparation of materials for Part I). Nabokova O.A., Acting chief curator of the museum collections (preparation of materials or section III.10).

Introduction

The Kizhi Museum Director E.V.Averyanova

Dear colleagues!

The following annual broadened report concerns measures of maintenance of the World Heritage Site – Kizhi Pogost in 2010.

We have implemented a large amount of work on preservation of the Kizhi Pogost ensemble and on restoration of the Church of the Transfiguration thanks to long–term preparatory works that had been done previously. Contacts with the World Heritage Committee are of considerable importance in this process, namely the reaction monitoring visit of the joint UNESCO–ICOMOS mission to Kizhi in 2010. Mission experts developed certain suggestions and recommendations which we have used in our work.

The most important event of the year was the implementation of the 1st stage of restoration of the Church of the Transfiguration. The church log walls have been suspended successfully, the lower, VIIth restoration tier has been dismantled, the underground part of the foundation has been build. Restorers have modern, specially equipped Restoration Complex at their disposal, thus they are ready to perform thorough and well–considered restoration of every log and tier.

Another important event is the development of a project for protected (buffer) zones of Federal Heritage Site – Kizhi Pogost and approval of this project by the Federal historical and cultural commission of experts. Now the project is submitted for the endorsement to the Ministry of Natural resources of Russian Federation.

The development of the management plan for World Heritage Site – Kizhi Pogost has started. Requirements for specifications have been worked out in collaboration with the Institute of Economics of the Karelian Research Centre, RAS. In two years we expect to have a valid document, which could serve as a basis for collaboration of all the parties interested in preservation of the World Heritage Site.

The authors of this report expect your suggestions, remarks and wishes and will be thankful for your collaboration in preservation of the World Heritage Site.

Director of the Kizhi open-air museum E.V.Averyanova

See also:

Музеи России - Museums in RussiaМузей-заповедник «Кижи» на сайте Культура.рф