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Water Assembly Festival

SarV-33The Museum of the World Ocean invites you to Water Assembly Festival held at the Historical Fleet Embankment on September 11. The festival starts at 10:00 and is held in the Pregol River near the Naval Centre and the Port Administration. This year, the event is dedicated to the Year of Cinema and the 70th anniversary of Kaliningrad Oblast. The World Boat Modeling Championship will be held during the festival as well, presenting 250 boat models. So, we have prepared a lot of surprises, films, competitions, performances and, of course, the traditional regatta Vityaz Mile for our visitors.

Our guests are going to watch a parade of the historic and traditional boats, visit all the exhibitions and drop in at Bosun’s Store antique market as well as feel the atmosphere of the holiday at the concert and various workshops.

Moreover, thanks to the support of the U.S. Consulate General in St. Petersburg we are receiving a guest from the USA who is coming with a traditional boat of the west area of North America. The resident from the far state Indiana, Erik Vosteen, is going to reveal the secrets of how to make a dug-out. These small boats were built as far back as 10,000 years ago. And they are still made today; their production technique, shape and size are the same as well as their use.

The transatlantic guest built his first boat together with schoolchildren in 2006. Since that time, his hobby became a work. Throughout 10 years, Erik Vosteen made over a dozen canoes using diverse materials: elm bark, spruce, moose skins, etc.

Erik is going to make a boat on-site – just during the festival. We have already prepared a 5-meter linden trunk to be transformed into a traditional dug-out of the Great Lakes. Everyone can take part in making a dug-out and our American guest is sure he will enjoy sharing the history and experience of the craft as well as communicating with visitors of the festival. He also hopes to learn more about the traditional Baltic boats and establish cultural relations with the Amber Land.


Presentation of the Photo Album Krasin

 

On July 12, 1928, the icebreaker Krasin saved the survived  members of Umberto Nobile’s expedition.

On July 12, 2016, the Museum of the World Ocean commemorates the heroic event at Packgaus exhibition hall by presenting the photo album published by Paulsen Editions. In 2017, the icebreaker Krasin (Branch of the Museum of the World Ocean in Saint Petersburg) celebrates her 100th anniversary. She has been an icebreaker-warrior, icebreaker-toiler, icebreaker-explorer and icebreaker-museum – there are so many pages in her biography! She has been a hero of articles, books, TV-programmes, research works and documentaries. The Red Tent, a joint Soviet/Italian 1968 feature film, is also devoted to the legendary icebreaker.

The photo album The Icebreaker Krasin. The History in Photographs is a result of the museum employees’ years-long work. It is based on the museum depository materials, supplemented with photographs from private collections, other museums and archives.

The main part of the photographs related to the Russian Far East period (1934-1950) is located at the Historical Museum of G.I. Nevelskoi Maritime State University (Vladivostok) and the Russian Far East Marine Steamship Line (Vladivostok). These photographs were kindly given for the publication.

The photo album devoted to the Krasin is a present for everyone who was interrelated with her, who is interested in the maritime history, the history of the Arctic exploration, and the history of Russia.

 


The Long Sausage Day - 2016


The Day of Herring


The Marine Exhibition Center Is Waiting for You

 

Here visitors can see an ethnographic collection located on 3 000 m2 that is going to be fully presented in April, 2016. The exhibition’s name is “The People of the Sea”; it consists of arts and crafts including cult and household items of people of Southeast Asia. There are over 900 exhibits collected on the Indonesian archipelago in the 1960-80s and passed to the Museum of the World Ocean by V. Shcherbakov, Head of “Avtotor” Factory in Kaliningrad.

By the moment only about 40 items are presented at the exhibition that acquaint visitors with culture of people inhabiting the islands of Guinea, Timor, Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Bali. Sculptures of mythological characters (the smallest one – 2 meters high and the largest – 4 meters high, actually it is a column consisting of monkey figures) create exotic entourage for the other project – the exhibition named “Around the World on the “Krusenstern” telling about the circumnavigations of the legendary sailing ship.

Andrey Krasilshchikov, seascape painter and author of the exhibition, became a participant of circumnavigations on the “Krusenstern” in 1995-1996 and 2005-2006.  The impressions he got in his travels inspired him for 175 works created onboard the bark. These are seascapes, crew members’ portraits and allegorical pictures. A part of the works is painted on sailcloth.

The exhibition centre works from 10.00 to 18.00. Days-off: Monday and Tuesday.

 

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