Keepers of the Arctic. The online-project united craftspeople from northern regions
16:18 3 июня 2019
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The Project Office for the Development of the Arctic (PORA) and the Association of Cultural Figures for the Support and Development of Talented Youth at participation of the Federation Council and the Federal agency for affairs of nationalities launched the website хранителиарктики.рф (Keepers of the Arctic, the website is in Russian). It is created for support and preservation of traditional decorative crafts and culture of peoples of the Far North.
The website includes materials about craftspeople from northern regions of Russia, who are busy with bone carving, beads weaving, sewing and other kinds of needlework, decorative art and crafts. These are photographs of art-works, interviews, interesting facts, thematic news. The information was given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the press-center of the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic. On the website any craftsman or craftswoman can submit an application online and join the project, to add the portfolio of own art-works to the gallery “Keepers of the Arctic”.
The online-project also includes the service on mailing of thematic news and invitations for activities through subscription. In the future the model of the marketplace, through which craftspeople will be able to sell their products with delivery, will be fulfilled on the website.
Within the project it is also planned to conduct exhibitions, master-classes and other activities in different regions of Russia. At that, events will be integrated with the online-gallery, for example, on QR-codes at exhibitions it will be possible to enter the website and to read additional information about exhibits. The first such exhibition was opened in the end of May in the building of the Federation Council in Moscow. Craftspeople from Arkhangelsk Oblast, the Republics of Komi and Sakha (Yakutia), Krasnoyarsk Krai and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug participated in it.
According to the coordinator of programs of the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic Alexander Stotskiy, the first exhibition took place on the venue of the Federation Council, and Valentina Matviyenko supported it.
“It is rather explainable, as the Federation Council is the body of the power representing diversity of regions, peoples and cultures of our country. In this symphony the art of representatives of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North and other residents of the Arctic zone of Russia is the brightest accord. And modern multimedia opportunities allow uniting all the people, who are interested in traditional culture of peoples of the North, into the online community and providing transfer of knowledge about it.
It is important, as places, where it is possible to see masterpieces by northern craftspeople, are geographically scattered and often are hard-to-reach”, as Alexander Stotskiy said.