Russia study visit

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Palaeo Manchester

imageI am currently in Russia on a study visit with Janneke Geene from the People’s History Museum. The trip is funded by Arts Council England and organised by the lovely people at the British Council.

The idea of the trip is to put together a toolkit to help regional UK museum better cater for Russian tourists and to promote our museums over here. we have a packed schedule of visiting museums here in Moscow and and in St Petersburg and meeting
journalists, tour operators and Visit Britain colleagues.

After landing in Moscow our first visit was to the amazing State Darwin Museum.

We had a fantastic tour with the Director Anna Klukina.

The interactive gallery The interactive gallery

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imageimageHere are a few things we learnt:

  • most museums in Russia charge an entrance fee (about£5 in this museum)
  • they generate a large income from hosting birthday parties
  • they don’t really get many foreign tourists…

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