Intermuseum 2016 festival Grand-prix / ICOM Russia Award
State Darwin Museum Moscow, Russia
Evolution Of The Darwin Museum
Anna Kliukina Director
The State Darwin Museum was founded in 1907 in Moscow, and this year celebrates its 110th anniversary. The museumâ€™s collection includes about 400 000 items, with over 5 000 exhibits in the exposition. The annual attendance exceeds 600 000 visitors and the museum hosts over 60 temporary exhibitions per year. It serves also a scientific centre for the museology of natural history museums in Russia. Each year the museum organises over 10 public festivals, with each event gathering up to 7 000 visitors. The museum features a comfortable environment for people with disabilities.
Anna was born into a military family in 1949 and graduated from the N.K. Krupskaya Moscow Pedagogical Institute in 1972. She hs worked as the Director of the State Darwin Museum in Moscow since 1988 and has been a member of ICOM since 1993. She managed to complete the construction of two large buildings for the Museum, move the collections there and create an exhibition area of about 5,000 square meters. There are over 60 temporary exhibitions in the Museum each year, with an annual attendance of 600 000 visitors.
Pre-conference online publication announcing the 2017 event