«Following the Roads of Griffins And Lotus Lands»

Project Content in Brief

The project “Following the Roads of Griffins and Lotus Lands” will take you to the journey across the Vologda land into the world of archaic and traditional peasant beliefs about being and happiness. Once folk fantasy inhabited this land with wonderful birds and mythical creatures. Now you can meet them only in “lotus lands” of museum art collections, which are ready to introduce you with the unique Russian North paintings. During their journey tourist will collect the broken pieces of peasant art, which reflects age-old tales and everyday reality. Territory markers will help them on their way: art objects (pointers) and Vologda region guide booklet with indicated places of  museum art collections.

Private photo archives, collected during travelling across the Russian North, are supposed to be studied and used in creative workshops, for example, as a basis for modern design. For this purpose there will be arranged a special interactive place on the level of “Masters’ House”, Museum “Semenkovo”. The place will represent museum items, masters’ handwork, author game and didactic material about traditional painting on wood for children and grown-ups. Trough establishing networking cooperation and developing interacting forms between museums there will be offered a new interesting product on the Vologda tourist market, addressed to individual tourists, Russian North funs and explorers, to all, interested in traditional folk art. The project executive period is April – November, 2016 (8 months).

Project Manager - Nataliya Kirshina.