InterActive History project launches a business program for museums

The InterActive History project launches a business program for local museums and everyone interested in museum development and historic heritage. From January through March a series of Q&A programs will be broadcast live.

afisha_25012021These programs will present the InterActive History project results and explore important issues such as how to interact with the visitors, how to talk about the past, how museums will operate in the future, etc.

The first discussion will be on air on January 25 at 4 p.m. Moscow time. It is devoted to a very challenging topic “Multisensory perception and the future of cultural projects: an intermodal approach in museum work”. The invited experts will talk about multisensory perception and how it can be used in cultural and social projects and will answer questions of the program participants. They are:

  • Alexander Leonov, musician, YARGA SOUND SYSTEM and the Lodkastrun project, author of the soundscape for the new exhibition at the National Museum of Karelia (Petrozavodsk);
  • Daniil Bakalin, VR expert, one of the developers of the “Stories of the Round Square” exhibition at the National Museum of Karelia (Petrozavodsk);
  • Alina Zhurina, playwright, screenwriter of the promenade performance “The Square of Immense Perspectives” (Kaliningrad);
  • Special guest: Vanya Bowden, artist and curator of the all-Russian museum and theater project TEATRUM (Moscow).

The discussion will be moderated by Mila Buzova, curator of the ART NORDEN design bureau.

The staff of the museums participating in the InterActive History project (the National Museum of the Republic of Karelia, the Kurkijoki Local History Center and the Olonets National Museum) will take part in the programs. Everyone can watch a live broadcast at and ask questions.

The business program is organized as part of a series of events that present the achieved results of the InterActive History project funded through the Karelia Cross-Border Cooperation Program. Five online business program sessions will be held from January through March 2021.

Project acronym logo ENGKarelia CBC Program is financed by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.