On behalf of FSK, Andreja Rihter participated as an expert in the festival program for many years. Since 2018, FSK has been a strategic partner of the festival Intermuseum. The Festival was founded by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in 1999.
International festival “Intermuseum” annually involves about 400 Russian and foreign museums, about 3000 professionals, and attracts nearly 48,000 visitors.
I am convinced that the cooperation of Russian cultural organizations and the Forum of Slavic Cultures within the framework of the “Intermuseum” festival will contribute to the effective professional interaction of museum specialists and the development of cultural ties between the Slavic countries.”
Vladimir R. Medinsky,
Acting Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
(for the publication Živa Award Special Edition, Moscow 2018)
Online XXII International Festival Intermuseum
Festival theme: 75th anniversary of the victory in the World War II
In the response to the pandemic situation the festival includes an interactive museum exhibition, a business programme in the format of webinars and a professional museum competition.
The FSK and partners took part in the three-day business programme that featured more than 3,000 experts from Russia and the world and also at the online exhibition. At the interactive Museum exhibition the FSK presented Slavic museums on its stand, among which many museums are dedicated to the World War II. Museums such as Brest Hero Fortress, Museum of Yugoslavia, Museum of Political History of Russia, Emigration Museum in Gdynia, Lidice Memorial, etc. are storytellers of the of the past, individual and collective memory and world history. They are key player in the preserving the remembrance of millions of people from oblivion.
XXI International festival Intermuseum
Festival theme: Dialogue Professionals
The FSK as a partner of the festival presented its activity, both with the exhibition stand and within the program for museum professionals.
At the Živa exhibition space the FSK presented the award for the best Slavic museum and heritage site, while Andreja Rihter gave a lecture on human resources in museums in the framework of the festival’s business program. She also presented Piranova – International Heritage Research Centre and participated in several expert discussions. The following members of the FSK delegation also took part in them: Massimo Negri (EMA), Željka Bosnar Salihagić, Željka Sušić and Nina Sivec (all from Typhlological Museum).
Moscow/Russian Federation: XX International festival Intermuseum
The FSK became an official partner of the Intermuseum and on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the festival Intermuseum and 5th Edition of the Živa Award, Živa booth featured the FSK with 15 museums from 6 Slavic countries, among them also winners of Živa Award special recognitions.
Andreja Rihter also gave lectures and participated in various professional events, including the round table on city museums with Blaž Peršin, Director of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, and the round table on good practices in the field of collaboration between conservation and restoration scientists and museum professionals with Jernej Hudolin, Director of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, and Ms Martina Lesar Kikelj, President of Slovenian Restoration Society.
For the third consecutive year, the Forum of Slavic Cultures joined the museum festival Intermuseum as a strategic partner. In the spirit of the new circumstances, this year’s edition took place online. Under the auspices of the FSC the Forum and its partners from different countries participated in several discussions.
For the second consecutive year the Forum of Slavic Cultures joined the Moscow Intermuseum festival as partner. At the Živa exhibition space the FSC presented the award for the best Slavic museum and heritage site, while Dr Andreja Rihter gave a lecture on human resources in museums in the framework of the festival’s business program. She also presented Piranova – International Heritage Research Centre and participated in several expert discussions.
This year, the Forum of Slavic Cultures attended Intermuseum, the international museum festival in Moscow, for the first time as a strategic partner. The Živa booth (Živa is the award for the best Slavic museum) presented fifteen Slavic museums, of which three were Slovene.
Intermuseum is a platform for experience exchange, an opportunity for museums to show their achievements. For professionals in the museum sector the festival offers more than 200 professional events organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, ICOM Russia, the Union of Museums of Russia and the Vladimir Potanin foundation.
For many years the festival “Intermuseum” serves the purposes of professional development of the Museum business, forming an idea of the traditions, new trends, practices and technologies in the work of the modern Museum.