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Russian Museum goes to Antarctica

Published time: January 30, 2012 15:21
Edited time: January 30, 2012 19:21
Russian Museum to open up a branch in Antarctica

Russian Museum to open up a branch in Antarctica

Antarctica is to get its first museum thanks to Russia.

­Authorities have decided to open up a branch of the Russian Museum at the Novolazarevskaya base on the Antarctic continent.

It’ll be the closest museum to the South Pole, and serves a population of 70 in the summer months.

The sailing vessel Mir will be the venue for the multi-media project which will become the museum’s 100th virtual branch.

It’s all aimed at promoting Russian art in remote regions of Russia, and the world. There are already 99 branches in places like China, India, Greece and Belgium, but this is the furthest from home.

The virtual museum allows visitors to explore the rich heritage of Russia through films and educational materials.

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