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The bas-relief image of a lion. XIII century

The exhibition will be open on the first floor of the main building. Visitors will be able to feel a 3D copy of the unique archaeological finds, the iconic monument of Ancient Rus and Muscovy. The exhibition will run from October 2 to November 4.

Touch the history in the literal sense of the word can visitors to the State historical Museum (GIM). October 2 in the main building opened an unusual exhibition “Touching story in the Historical Museum”. Visitors will be able to touch the copy of the unique archaeological finds, the iconic monument of Ancient Rus and Muscovy. This is a replica of a bas-relief depicting an elephant with Bunny ears from Yuriev-Polsky (XIII century), the figure of the ancient shaman of the Galich treasure (II century BC), ancient coins, bas-relief with the image of a lion (XIII century), old terracotta tiles of the SEVENTEENTH century, ceremonial axes (VII — beginning of VI century BC). The height of the tactile copies is 20 to 50 centimeters. Some replica are specially increase that would make it easier to touch. The main materials for making copies served as artificial marble, bronze and artificial stone. The exhibition includes 18 items.

“The creation of this project inspired us to experience the world. Exhibition of tactile sculpture has long held, for example, in France, Italy, Greece. In such exhibits, visitors are introduced to great works of art on the moulds — they can touch, not afraid to get comments from the Museum caretaker. Tactile collections make the Museum accessible for blind and visually impaired visitors. In addition, these items are very fond of children”, — told in the press service of the Museum.

The press service also added that for visitors with disabilities the entrance to the exhibition upon presentation of the confirming document will be free. Guests will be issued media guides. With their help, learn the history of each of the 18 exhibits will be listening to audio or watching a video in sign language. When approaching the exhibit of the sound track or the video will be start automatically.

Go to the “Touching story” can also free kids up to 16 years. The cost of an adult ticket without benefits will be 400 rubles.

The exhibition will be open on the first floor of the Museum until 4 November.

The historical Museum is one of the world’s largest museums and the largest Museum in Russia. Its complex includes St. Basil’s Cathedral, chambers of the Romanov boyars on the Varvarka, the Museum of the Patriotic war of 1812 and exhibition complex in Revolution square. Museum funds store more than five million exhibits. Annually it is visited by over half a million people.

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