October 3, 2019 at the Voronezh Regional Art Museum. I.N. Kramskoy held the grand opening of the exhibition entitled “Brave Wild Field”.
Despite the fact that the exhibits dedicated to the world of flora of the Divnogorye Museum-Reserve are herbarium specimens, and not the usual works of painting and graphics, it organically fit into the space of the art museum.
The collection of the Voronezh Museum was replenished with the publication “Rare and Protected Plant Species of Divnogorye”, donated by museum colleagues.
The idea of the museum’s reserve employees was based on the idea of showing the plants growing on its territory in all their beauty and diversity. The exposition, including 44 herbarium specimens, is supplemented by photographs of Divnogorsk nature created by a biologist, wildlife photography and video specialist Sergei Sobolev, information materials, as well as special vessels with plant odors.
The opening guest – Professor, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Head of the Department of Botany and Mycology of Voronezh State University Vladimir Agafonov, shared his impressions of the exhibition. He also spoke about people who have been studying plants for many years, noting that the first herbarium collections on the territory of the Divnogorsky Monastery are dated 1914. Words of gratitude sounded to the employees of the museum-reserve, who, through their research, make a great contribution to the education of the younger generation, promoting a careful attitude to it.
During the exhibition, the museum will host a number of educational events: lectures, master classes and thematic tours. The program will be implemented not only by employees of the Divnogorsk Museum, but also by specialists from the Department of Botany and Mycology of Voronezh State University.
The opening ended with a guided tour of the exhibition, which was held for all guests by a researcher at the Museum-Reserve, curator of the exhibition project Alisa Mukovnina.
The exhibition runs until October 27, 2019.