Arkhangelsk Northern Maritime Museum announces Gift Days
The Northern Maritime Museum in Arkhangelsk is launching a new project. On the last Friday of each month, people can donate items and documents that link them and their relatives with Russia’s maritime history.
“If you don’t want the memory of your seafaring ancestors to fade away then you should consider donating any item or document related to their work to the Northern Maritime Museum. The items will become part of the museum collection, and some items will be sent to the State Museum Fund of the Russian Federation,” the museum’s press service said.
In addition to physical items, the museum’s staff will record the recollections of presenters; curators will “carefully accept and record family memories,” the press service noted.
“Unfortunately, practice shows that even if older people care about family history, younger relatives may not always share this feeling. These items are either destroyed or become worthless and lose their commemorative value. Let’s respect and value the life and work of our ancestors and preserve their memory. The museum is your best assistant in this respect,” the press release noted.
Items will be accepted on October 28, from 10 am though 6 pm.
For more information call: 8 (8182) 20 5516.