In St. Petersburg will discuss the status of historical monuments of Crimea

In St. Petersburg will discuss the status of historical monuments of Crimea

Participants of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will discuss the possibility of enhancing the conservation status of historical monuments of the southern coast of Crimea as an object of cultural heritage, the director of the D.S. Foundation told reporters. Likhacheva Alexander Kobak.

The forum will be held from November 15 to 17 in St. Petersburg. It has become a world-class cultural event and annually attracts thousands of cultural experts from around the world: theater, opera and ballet stars, outstanding directors and musicians, public figures, government and business representatives, and the academic community. The forum also hosts a festival program - numerous cultural events for residents and visitors of St. Petersburg.

"We are not talking about immediately making the southern coast of Crimea a UNESCO cultural heritage site ... We want to increase the conservation status of the southern coast of Crimea, above all, the Russian conservation status," Kobak said, adding that the southern coast of Crimea is considered as a single complex of objects cultural heritage.

According to the director of the fund, the joint project of the State Hermitage and the Likhachev Foundation "South Coast of Crimea - a World Heritage Site" will be presented at the international cultural forum in St. Petersburg. According to him, now this territory is underestimated, and the preservation of historical monuments "to a large extent is under threat" due to mass development, including commercial.

The head of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky said that the development strategy of Russian museums will be discussed as part of the cultural forum. "On the zero day of the forum, the presidium of the Union of Museums of Russia will be held. We will discuss the development strategy of museums for the next ten years," Piotrovsky said.

He believes that during the reform of the museum system, the experience of Italy, where a “very powerful” museum reform took place, was “especially interesting”, as a result of which the level of bureaucracy decreased and the autonomy of museums expanded.