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Museum of Penza region sport planned to be opened in 2018

14:22 | 31.01.2017 | Sport

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Penza, 31 January 2017. PenzaNews. It is planned that the museum of Penza region sport will be opened in the beginning of 2018. This was reported by the Minister of Physical Culture and Sport of the Penza region Grigory Kabelsky.

Museum of Penza region sport planned to be opened in 2018

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"We are going to create a museum of sports of the Penza region. [...] It is not the task for one day of course. At least, we want to do all preparatory works in 2017. We know where the museum will be located –in the 'Voeykov' palace of sports. We already determined the area for this purpose and at present, we are creating the concept. [...] We plan to open the museum in 2018," he said at the press conference that was held in the sports and entertainment complex “Diesel-Arena" on Tuesday, January 31.

According to the minister, specialists from the Museum of Local Lore are involved in the exposition creation.

"Now we appeal to all lovers of sport, to veterans of sport. We need exhibits, of course," Grigory Kabelsky noted.

He assured that their safety will be guaranteed and that it will be possible to return the exhibit that was handed over to the museum at any moment.
The head of the Ministry of Sport explained that things can be brought either to the department itself or to the "Voeykov" martial arts palace.

"We will prepare several expositions at once. In particular, they can be devoted to the history of Penza hockey, or the history of Olympism, or the history of the sports development in the Penza region, they can be about the history of martial arts – there are a lot of interesting themes. We already have such special exhibits, which not a single Russian museum has," Grigory Kabelsky noted.

In turn, the director of the Specialized Children and Youth School of Olympic Reserve in hockey expressed his opinion that the new museum will not be a competitor to the exposition devoted to hockey, which was opened in "Diesel-Arena" in 2014.

"There are a lot of rare things in the region – some children still wear T-shirts made in the 1960s, and it is easy to get interesting sports equipment," he said.

Sergei Blokhin said that the exposition may include exhibits from the Gennady Murashkin's collection, which were considered to be lost after his death.
"Two chests were already found. [...] Inside there were hockey cups awarded in the 1960s," he explained.

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