Overview of lectures in Pokrovsky Cathedral in September 2016 – April 2017

Pokrovsky Cathedral. Photo: Press-servise of Russian history museum

In September 2016 – April 2017 cycle of lectures-conversations “Historical meetings” will host in Pokrovsky Cathedral. Lectures will be interesting for all visitors who are interested in Russian culture and history. The program of meetings will start on September 28, lectures will be held on Wednesdays at 19:00. All meetings are in the format of communication with the lecturer in a chamber placed under the historic vaults of the XVI century. As part of some lectures visiting the museum’s exposition is possible.

In an interview to the cultural and political magazine “E Vesti” Director of the museum “Pokrovsky Cathedral” Tatiana G. Saracheva highlighted the following most interesting for our readers program activities:

1. “Bell tradition: a journey through time and space” – the lectures will be held on 28 September and 12 October 2016. Lecturer – Mishurovskiy K. A., employee team of bell ringers of the Moscow Kremlin, bell expert.

During the meeting, it will be possible to hear about the development of the bell-ringers tradition in Russia and reconstruction of the bell ringing from past centuries. For visitors of this lecture the opportunity is given, as an exception, to climb the bell tower and hear bells ringing. The bell tower is currently unavailable for mass visit.

2. “Moscow tile” – lecture will be held December 7, 2016. Lecturer – S. I. Baranova, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor of Museology FRI RSHU

Tile – it is bar of burnt clay for facing walls and furnaces covered on the face side coating. History of Moscow tiles is more than five centuries. The lecture will show and tell their story, it will be possible to hear how they relate to everyday life, fashion and art.

3. “The Church of St. John the Blessed Pokrovsky Cathedral on Red Square: the return from oblivion” – lecture will be held February 1, 2017 Lecturer – Chugreeva I. A., art restorer ISRAM.

On this lecture an unique new material will be presented – it will be told about of St. John the Blessed Church, which is on the territory of the cathedral. The existence of the church is little known even among experts and earlier it was never available to museum visitors. Now the restoration of the church is carried out, and lecture listeners will be able to see it for the first time after the completion of the work.

For more information about the “Historical meetings” look on a site of the Historical Museumin in the section Shows and events http://shm.ru/shows/7890/ and in the Museum group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SaintBasilsCathedral .