In Petrozavodsk, within the framework of the XXI All-Russian Scientific and Practical Seminar – Problems of Local Lore Activities of Libraries – organized by the Russian National Library, the Russian Library Association and the National Library of the Republic of Karelia, the presentation of the museum and exhibition educational project – Development of the North: A Thousand Years of Success – took place. The project is dedicated to the development of the Russian North and is aimed at attracting interest in the history of the Russian Arctic and popularizing unique collections from those of museums in nine regions of the country – from the Kola peninsula to Taimyr. It was implemented in 2017–2019 at the initiative and at the expense of Nornickel.
The presentation was attended by libraries representatives from 23 regions of the country.
Valuable information about the northern regions of Russia was promoted for three years simultaneously in the form of live museum exhibitions (including exhibiting book rarities), the release of catalogs and on the web site. Each exhibition and, accordingly, each volume of the nine-volume edition reflected not only the peculiarities of the regions and historical stages of the development of the North, but also a certain view on this topic. Julia Kantor, Doctor of Historical Sciences, was the curator and author of the project concept.
The participants of the seminar said that the development and deepening of this interest is impossible without the participation of libraries with the richest documentary sources and ample opportunities for their promotion, primarily in the digital environment.
All the participants of the seminar received nine-volume sets as a gift for their libraries.
Text: Victor Tsaryov, Photo: National Library of the Republic of Karelia