13 November 2017, 16:28
Jewish Museum and Center of Tolerance celebrate their fifth anniversary
Moscow, November 13, Interfax - The Moscow Jewish Museum and the Center of Tolerance have celebrated the fifth anniversary of work, press service of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia reported as the museum works under it’s auspices.
This major educational complex has become a result of hard work. Besides permanent exposition, it includes the Center of Tolerance, the Avantgarde Center, the Children Center, the Research Center and premises for temporary expositions. With Vladimir Putin’s help, the Schneerson Library - collection of ancient Jewish books and scripts was moved to the museum.
Almost a million people visited the museum for five years. About 9,000 guided tours were held here, including tours in foreign languages. The excursion program for deaf visitors and hear-impaired people was launched.
The permanent exposition is regularly renewed, it demonstrates the top technological achievements in museum technologies: panoramic displays, multimedia installations, interactive decisions, light and graphic elements.
The memorial ceremony of commemorating the victims of Holocaust is hold here every year on January 27 with participation of diplomatic corpus, political and public figures.
In November 2016, the UNESCO prize for promoting non-violence and peace became an important step in recognizing the Center’s work. With the support of this international organization, the Center worked out new educational models, which are actively used in educational programs in 20,000 schools in 181 countries of the world.
Presidium of Russia’s Inter-Religious Council held its session in the museum in October 2017.
It is planned to extend the premises of the museum, building additional underground level for 1000 square meters, which will house a cinema, a lecture hall and a conference center.