Select language:

The Melnikov House in Moscow might be included in UNESCO

 / Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News /  The Melnikov House in Moscow might be included in UNESCO

The Melnikov House in Moscow might be included in UNESCO


30.09.2017

The Melnikov House dedicated to prominent Soviet avant-garde architect Melnikov might enter UNESCO list, TASS reports. Now there is The State Museum of Konstantin and Viktor Melnikov.

The house was built by Konstantin Melnikov in historic Arbat district in 1929 for his family. It differs dramatically from traditional Soviet residential architecture. According to the museum director Pavel Kuznetsov, Getty Foundation has allocated 120 thousand dollars grant to thoroughly examine the building's condition. Results of this examination will provide the basis for the preparation of a submission to UNESCO.

Last restoration works have happened 20 years ago. According to experts some technical mistakes were done, and they must be corrected this time.

Melnikov Museum established in 2014 is a branch of the Schusev State Museum of Architecture, which now operates the house. Archival documents, photographs and objects owned by the great architect and his son, the avant guard artist are on the view. It is necessary to plan the visit at least one month before to be sure of the date.

Russkiy Mir

News by subject

Publications

Meet BRICS Art is an international project that brings together artists from Russia, Brazil, China, India, and South Africa. Their virtual exhibition was opened in January. In addition, the project participants will hold online discussions. For example, they will discuss how artists can participate in the design of the cities of the future for the BRICS countries. Anna Kurumchina, director of the Agency for Cultural and Science Diplomacy (Yekaterinburg) and the organizer of the exhibition, shared the details of the international project.
Since the beginning of the unrest in Kazakhstan, some media and Telegram channels have speculated about the threat to Russians living in the Republic. Allegedly, the introduction of CSTO forces would put them in danger due to the rise of Kazakh nationalism. Izvestia talked to Russians living in the country to find out how the January events had affected their relations with Kazakhs. Interviewees claimed that the introduction of CSTO peacekeepers had no effect on interethnic dialogue because the Russians living in the Republic were not associated with Russia - they were locals. However, according to Izvestia's interlocutors, there is still intolerance at the mundane level.