History Museum offers a contest for children: “We draw history”

History Museum offers a contest for children: “We draw history”
Participants will show their idea of Russian history in their art.

For its 145th anniversary the State History Museum will offer a contest for creative work: “We draw history.” The artwork should be dedicated to the museum building (its façade or interior), its exhibits, a historical event or a significant personality in Russian history. 

Submissions can be drawings, embroidery, appliques, 3-D compositions or other techniques. A photo of the artwork will need to be sent by post or emailed. A short description (title, description and technique) and a resume will be required. Each participant is allowed to present three works at most.

The contest is meant for educational and cultural institutions, primary and middle school students, orphanage youth, members of various creative studios, clubs, hobby groups and children’s activity centres. Collective and family works are especially welcome.

The due-date for artwork is 8 April. Winners will be notified before 14 April and prizes will be awarded at the museum on 28 April.

Contest participants can take a tour of the History Museum to know it better. The necessary information is available on the museum website and the event site on Facebook.

A competent panel of judges will determine the winners. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. In addition, special awards will be selected in each category. All participants will receive certificates and the winners will receive certificates and gifts. The winners’ work will later be posted on the museum website and on Facebook.

The State History Museum is one of the largest museums in the world and the largest in Russia. It consists of St. Basil’s Cathedral including the statue of Minin and Pozharsky in front of it, the Romanovs’ chambers on Varvarka Street, the Museum of the War of 1812, an exhibition complex on Revolution Square and restoration facilities in Izmailovo. Museum holdings consist of five million items and 14 million pages of documents. Over one and a half million people visit the museum every year.