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Experts from 12 countries discuss cultural heritage conservation issues in Moscow

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Experts from 12 countries discuss cultural heritage conservation issues in Moscow


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The theme of preserving cultural heritage has become one of the main topics at the museum and theater forum. Its work began on October 8 in the Russian capital, according to the Kultura TV channel. The forum is held for the first time, it was joined by museum specialists and theater workers from twelve countries.

According to Dmitry Rodionov, who heads the Bakhrushinsky Theater Museum, today the active use of information technology has led to the loss of natural objects that everyone is used to. There are new questions that did not exist before, including the preservation of the memory of performances and actors in electronic format, the storage of correspondence.

Dmitry Rodionov explained that the forum is aimed at understanding new challenges. He is convinced that participants should propose their own methods of working with heritage.

In addition, the number of theater companies is increasing day by day. More than one thousand seven hundred performance groups work in Russia today. The state theaters  take up a little more than a third from this amount. In addition to them, there are also festivals, amateur troupes and other formats. It is difficult even for experts to navigate in such a volume. Another problem is how to present a live theater process in an exhibition format. Theater museums are assisted by libraries and universities, as well as specialists in cross-cultural research.

In turn, professor of the University of New Sorbonne Aurelia Muton-Rezuk noted that theater museums have to solve the unique problem of reconstruction. The stage event is quickly gone, only its reflections remain: documents, sketches, costumes.

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