#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. All the 38 Norilsk kindergartens helped to collect material for the exhibition. The exposition is intended for children – current and former, small and grown up, they say in the museum.
“Childhood is a time that is recalled with tenderness. No matter how difficult it may be, the most touching moments remain in the memory. And the Norilsk children had a lot of such moments, because what adults took as difficulties requiring overcoming and searching for solutions, especially in the first years of the city construction, children perceived as opportunities for games and fun. The most disciplined part of childhood was visiting kindergarten”, experts say.
In the museum kindergarten, everything goes according to the daily routine: morning exercises, visiting the medical cabinet, sleep-hour and, of course, games on the pages of one large family’s photo album. Among the exhibits, there are toys and photos from the Norilsk residents’ personal collections. Norilsk childhood itself is encrypted in the name of the exhibition – From Two to Seven – as a reference to the legendary Norilsk cafe with similar name, a visit to which was a real holiday. The old Norilsk residents remember it with joy. Today, the Norilsk Museum presents unique objects of the cafe interior from its own funds.
The exhibition is open for visiting daily. It will be available to the townspeople at least until the end of the New Year holidays, museum workers say. So, everyone will have the opportunity to visit it.
Text: Maria Sokolova, photo: Norilsk Museum