The National Museum of Tatarstan became the first to carry out an international campaign ” Night at the Museum.” It is not surprising , because the museum has strong international ties with UNESCO.
May 17-18, 2014, from 12.00 pm to 02.00 am, the largest regional museum in Russia invites Kazan residents and guests on holiday “Day – Night – Day at the Museum.” The official name of the action this year – ” Museums unite !» («Museum collections make connections!»). Flash mobs, mass rallies , concerts, master classes , competitions and much more will take place at the museum and on May 1 Square. Museum gala day illustrates the importance of historical collections and exhibitions in uniting different generations and walks of life.
The May 1 square, from 14.00 pm to 17.00 pm, a special program ” Between Past and Future ” will be deployed from the organizers of the festival ” Zilantkon .” Here will take place a variety of workshops and games for fans of science fiction and
history. From 15.00 pm to 16.30 pm, on the stage, in front of RT NM, participants perform anime block “Exotic Collection” . A special program that includes cos-play defile (performance in costumes based on famous works ) and contests, traditionally very popular among fans of Japanese popular culture. At 17.00 pm “Museum turmoil starts ” – an interactive presentation by the Military History Club “Hero” . It is expected that the greatest number of viewers will attract rock concert «Hippo-fest» (« Festival of Behemoth “, 19.00 ) , which is to be attended by famous Kazan groups: ” Udarnaya volna (Shockwave) “, ” Legendarium “, ” Icebreaker Pushkin », «Faceinacrowd» and many others. “Night at the Museum” is unthinkable without massive spontaneous actions . At 21.00 pm, the RT National Museum invites everyone to take part in the flashmob “Museum in embraces.”
Bright and unforgettable event of the festive day will be the performance of the orchestra «LaPrimavera» with program “Music pages of history of the region ” ( 21.30 ). Then, in a format of laser show 3D « Shadow of History” will be presented to the guests of the museum, and in 23.30 – fire show “Fire Fairy Tale .”
In the halls of the museum, the following actions to be held : the VII Annual Exhibition of rats ” yaRATam ! ” ( 12.00 ); ” Chak- chak Festival ” ( from 13.00 to 20.00 ); “Baby -cross ” – competition for little ones, prizes from the Museum (start –
15.00 ); “Museum igroteka ” – workshops and tournaments in board games ( 18.00 ). From 20.00 to 23.00, the museum will host an interactive costume tour ” Revived exposure: arcade treasures “; from 22.00 to 03.00 – a lying cinema will work “A new look at an exhibit .” Day in the museum will house a variety of creative platforms with master classes in calligraphy and applied arts , as well as IT- park museum .
In the courtyard of the museum from 12.00 to 20.00, games and contests for children and adults ” Funs of Volga ” will be held. At 15.00, VIC ” Vityaz” and the studioof artistic fencing ” Demiserkl ” invites guests of the museum to become spectators of ” Fencing History”, the classes will be held with demonstration of weapons and martial arts , “Sharp damask sword ” and ” To the Barrier ! “.
During the day, a fair of craftsmen “Heritage centuries ,” will be held, lectures with stock shows, at the interactive zone “Near the stove ” Hostess will wait for tea lovers. Vivid characters: Barsik Yuni, Hippo and Samovar Samovarych (live puppets live always cause delight among children) will help to capture good mood among visitors. Bus tour will allow to enjoy the evening and night views of the city museums – branches of RT NM.
May 18 – International Museum Day. At 12.00, National Museum of Tatarstan invites to the Open Day. Entrance – free!
May 17-18, all exhibitions and displays , refreshments , children’s playground , souvenir shop ” Seating yard” are open.
International Museum Day – an annual holiday celebrated on May 18. It was established on the 11 General Conference ICOM ( International Council of Museums ) held in Moscow and Leningrad in 1977.