The «Discovery Time» Festival will be held in Ekaterinburg from October, 26th to November, 10th and will unite 14 main City Museums.
14 museums developed special children guidebooks which contain fascinating tasks about their permanent expositions. Children will be able to take part in these tasks during their holidays.
Every museum will make a special guidebook. There will be different tasks that will give a chance to meet the exposition, to find the most interesting exhibits and find out a lot of new information.
«Permanent expositions in the museums are mostly for adults. Children don’t like to read big descriptions or to listen to long stories. We would like to make visiting museums more fascinating», - said Sergey Kamenskiy, the director of the Ekaterinburg History Museum.
Such festivals take place in many cities, for instance, Perm, Moscow, Kaliningrad, Vladivostok and Tallinn. The first festival in Saint Petersburg was held in 2005. And the organizers of that festival suggested making the same one in Ekaterinburg.
The Museums which are participants of the Festival:
-Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts
-Yeltsin Centre Museum
-Gamayun Museum Centre
-Jewellery and Stonecutting History Museum
-Metenkov’s House Photography Museum
-Ekaterinburg History Museum
-Mamin-Sibiryak Literary Memorial House Museum
-19th Century Ural Literary Life Museum
-Museum of History and Archeology of the Middle Urals
-Museum of Architecture and Design
-Museum of Sverdlovsk Railway History, Science and Machinery
The guidebook with tasks and festival map will be given to the visitors while buying children ticket during the festival. Walking through the museum and making all the tasks a participant will get a sticker. The more museums, the more stickers. At the end of the festival the participant who shows festival map will get a souvenir. There will be also a lot of master classes, lectures and workshops at the same time.