17.05.2018 — 26.08.2018
A new exhibition of oriental weapons “XIX. The Magnificent Century” was opened on May, 17 in the Kalashnikov Museum of Small Arms.
The opening ceremony started with the speech of the museum director Olga Minervina. She emphasized that the collection of the 18th-19th century cold steel and firearms of the State Museum of Oriental Art (Moscow) was presented for the first time in the history of Izhevsk.
In his welcome speech the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Udmurt Republic Vladimir Solovyov congratulated everyone on the forthcoming holiday – the International Museum Day – and stressed the fact that the demonstration of the unique exhibition was possible due to hard work and interaction of the management and researchers of both museums.
Mikhail Butyrsky, PhD in art criticism and a senior researcher of the State Museum of Oriental Art, mentioned that rare exhibits from the collection of the Moscow museum presented at the exhibition “XIX. The Magnificent Century” were exposed to the audience for the first time.
The exhibition presents authentic weapons of the Ottoman Empire, Persia, Afghanistan, the Caucasus, India and Japan. In the exhibition space there are special zones decorated in the oriental style where visitors can take pictures in oriental costumes