Opening of the Virtual Branch in Portugal
24 april 2017
The opening of the centre “The Russian Museum: the Virtual Branch” in the College of Arts of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) will take place on April 24.
The University of Coimbra is a leading educational institution of the country listed in the top three universities of portuguese speaking countries. Its faculties and colleges are located in different parts of Coimbra and house the historical buildings that are cultural and architectural monuments of world significance. The University was founded in the Middle Ages at the end of the 13th century and has the status of an ancient university along with the Bologna and Paris Universities.
The College of Arts is one of the research departments of the University of Coimbra where students can get a science degree in the field of contemporary art and curatorial studies. Possessing exellent exhibition rooms, the College organises exhibitions of contemporary art presenting both work of students and professional artists.
Students from Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Great Britain, China and other countries are taught in the College. The Faculty of Arts and Humanitites of the University of Coimbra the Centre of Russian Researches has been open since 2012. Here the students can get to know Russian language and Culture. The opening of the virtual branch of the Russian Museum in the College of Arts of the Unversity of Coimbra will be a new stage in strengthening friendly relations between Russia and Portugal in the field of art.
The opening of the information and educational centre “The Russian Museum: the Virtual Branch” in the college of Arts of the University of Coimbra will open up wide possibilities for students to get to know a rich collection of painting, graphic art and applied art from the collection of the Russian Museum and art museums of Russia and explore the history of Russian Fine art, history of St. Petersburg and Russia on the whole.
The chief of the Russian Centre at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the College of Arts of the Univerisity of Coimbra Vladimir Plyasov, prorectors and faculty deans, teachers, postgraduates and students of the College of Arts and citizens of Coimra are invited to the ceremony of grand opening of the information and educational centre “The Russian Museum: the Virtual branch”.
In the framework of the grand opening the official signing will take place of the Agreement on the collaboration on the project “The Russian Museum: the Virtual Branch” between the rector of the University of Coimbra, Professor João Gabriel Silva and the Director of the Russian Museum , Professor Vladimir Gusev. Vladimir Gusev has kindly agreed to give a lecture “The rooms of the museum, the pages of the history” devoted to the establishment of the Russian Museum and its collection. It will be a first lecture in the framework of the activities of the virtual branch of the Russian Museum in Coimbra.
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