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Top of the World. Coordinates of Wonders

 

A new photo exhibition Top of the World. Coordinates of Wonders has been opened at the Congress Hall of the Museum of the World Ocean. The exhibition displays works by Natalya Belentsova, a famous Southern Ural landscape photographer. 


Art photographer, artist, esoteric writer, member of the Union of Photographers of Russia, member of the Russian Geographical Society, Natalya is The Best Photographer of Russia 2010, The Best Wildlife Photographer of Russia 2012, Sony World Photography Awards 2012 winner and many-time winner of various Russian and international competitions.  
 
The photo exhibition Top of the World. Coordinates of Wonders comprises over 50 photographs of mountain landscapes of finest and unique beauty. The pictures show amazing summits, ridges and valleys, fantastic sunsets and sunrises, the eternal circle of seasons change...
 
The photo exhibition is devoted to mountain landscapes in different corners of the world (the Altai Mountains, the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Caucasus Mountains, the Urals, the Andes, the Alps, the mountains in Iceland, Spitsbergen and Antarctica, etc.). It is to emphasize the diversity and unity of our planet, to convey unparalleled
atmosphere of mountains, which pleases heart and soul…


The photo exhibition is a non-profit charity project. Its mission is to show the beauty of our world and motivate people for care of unique natural heritage of our planet. In 2013-2017, the photo project was successfully displayed in various cities of Russia and Bulgaria.
 
The exhibition is on display till October 1, 2017.

 


Opening of the Exhibition "Underwater Secrets. Titanica"


Welcome to the Old Apotheke

The Historical and Cultural Centre “The Grand Embassy” at the Koenig Gate invites to the new exposition. The exhibition about the gate’s history, its reconstruction and restoration, is going to be replaced by “The Pharmacy of the Three Kings”. A small gothic hall will be turned into an alchemists’ and physicians’ world. The brick entourage in the best way possible will project an atmosphere of a medieval chemist’s. Guests will “travel” to the epoch of knighthood and duchy, and then – visit a chemist’s shop of the Prussian Kings. Every step at the exhibition is a fascinating travel to the world of secrets and mysteries. Who knows, maybe here one can reveal a philosophers' stone secret! Here one can see chemist’s cabinets with crude drugs, medicines, mineral water and potions, a counter as well as stuffed exotic animals and herbs. Don’t be surprised to see a Koenigsberg chemist who will offer you a melancholy potion or heal-all herbal tea. Moreover, everyone can buy a brochure guide, a collected chemist’s stories from the ancient time till the present days.

 


My Odyssey

Opened at the art gallery of the Maritime Exhibition Centre in Svetlogorsk, the graphics and art exhibition My Odyssey by E. Datsko, Honoured Artist of the RF,  comprises over 50 works, created in his art expeditions in 1970—2015. One of his most epochal activities of this period was his expedition to the USA from Vladivostok onboard three packet boats in 1991-1994. His interest in “Russian America” became the dominating art idea. Datsko visited all the major Russian Orthodox churches in the USA as well as the settlements of Russian Old Believers in Alaska. He came to know their everyday life and culture with sincere interest, and a lot of the things he had seen became a part of his works. Another important topic – Russian immigration to the USA after 1917. 


Under the Russian Reign

The Grand Embassy Historical and Cultural Centre at the Koenig Gate is step by step changing its exhibitions.Late last year, The Apotheke of the Three Kings was opened in the third hall. Visitors can have a fascinating tour around the pharmacies of Koenigsberg as well as move to three different epochs: the State of the Teutonic Order, the Duchy, and the Kingdom.

And the central hall has been already transformed, too - the exposition Under the Russian Reign has opened here. It is devoted to the historic period when East Prussia was a part of the Russian Empire. Here visitors can see copies of the documents, plans, maps, engravings, etc., which narrate the story about the old time, interesting people and their life.

The key artifacts – works by Ludmila Bogatova, Honoured Artist of RussiaSculptures of Russian governors in East Prussia are made in the tradition of grand portrait, this will certainly create the atmosphere of greatness and solemnity.

 The Museum of the World Ocean expresses its gratitude to the Russian MFA Representation in Kaliningrad for the copies of materials from the Archive of Foreign Policy of the Russian Empire and a consultant Yuri Kostyashov, Doctor of History, Professor at the Institute of the Humanities (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University)

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