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Folk Art Museum planned to be renovated in Penza

17:49 | 01.10.2018 | Culture

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Penza, 1 October 2018. PenzaNews. The building of the Folk Art Museum, which is a regional monument of wooden architecture of the mid 19th century, is planned to be renovated. This was reported by the director of the Penza State Museum of Local Lore Vladimir Zimenkov.

Folk Art Museum planned to be renovated in Penza

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He reminded that since April 1, 2017, the Folk Arts Museum had been a part of the Local Lore Museum.

"Money for design documentation has recently been allocated. We have announced a competition," the head of the cultural institution explained to journalists on Monday, October 1.

Vladimir Zimenkov noted that given the status of the building, very strict requirements will be imposed on the organization that will prepare the documentation.

"Cosmetic repairs have not been held here for a long time, that is why the building is so dilapidated," he noted specifying that the scope of work that was tentatively planned for 2019 will be determined after examination of the building – it is possible that there will be a necessity to replace some logs, but the overall appearance will not change.

"A new roof should be made here. Some of the balusters got rotten and fell out. Wood carving is also in a poor condition," he said.

Vladimir Zimenkov reminded that earlier it had belonged to Penza timber merchant Stepan Tyurin, in the years of the Great Patriotic War it had been a hospital, and later it had been used as accommodation for military families.

On Monday, October 1, governor Ivan Belozertsev visited the museum and ordered to take all necessary measures to ensure that the exhibits of the museum should not be lost during the restoration.

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