QM Signs Two Agreements With Russian Ministry of Culture and Hermitage Museum

  • 3 years   ago
Qatar Museums (QM) signed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and Russias most renowned museums, the State Hermitage Museum, during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2021).
The MoU outlines the collaboration between both entities on numerous initiatives, including exhibitions, public programs, workshops and lectures to foster education, increase access to knowledge, and facilitate research.
Both entities will also share museum best practices for the benefit of education, professional development and mutual co-operation.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in St Petersburg, QM CEO Ahmad Musa Al Namla, said: "QM looks forward to what promises to be a fruitful partnership with the State Hermitage Museum. The initiatives outlined in the MoU will go a long way to further nurturing the cultural landscape in both countries and providing citizens and residents with a culturally enriching experience in which they can expand their knowledge about the respective cultures and traditions."
During the signing ceremony, Hermitage Museum Director Mikhail Piotrovsky noted: "The agreement is for co-operation in various fields, such as study of Islamic art and holding of reciprocal days. We have conducted the Hermitage Days in Doha and we will have the Doha Days in Hermitage. Our plans also include quite a few exchanges of various exhibitions.
"We have discussed creating a joint project on contemporary art, which is Hermitages expert know-how. We also envisage co-operation in archaeology, we are already sharing and will continue to share the experience of our restorers. We plan to exchange experience in other areas as well."
The State Hermitage Museum is the worlds second-largest museum after the Louvre Museum in Paris. Its collection - a must-see for art enthusiasts - contains in excess of three million items, spread over six historic buildings. (QNA)

Source: QNA