the number of museums, selected the European experts for the short list, Russia was in second place after Switzerland, which has eight nominees. Among Russian applicants for the prestigious award, the Tula Museum of weapons, Museum-reserve “Kulikovo field” Museum-apartment of Lobachevsky at the Kazan Federal University, the Museum of painter Anatoly Zverev (the only capital Museum included in the list), the Museum of archaeological wood of Tatar settlement in the territory of state historical-architectural and art Museum “Island town of Sviyazhsk” and unusual Uchanski Museum, created by Ranger and local historian between Myshkin and Uglich.

As told in the Museum “Kulikovo field”, that the Museum-reserve was nominated for the award “European Museum of the year 2020” became known in December last year. Official announcement in the address of the Museum came from the Chairman of the jury Mark O’neill. The statement also reported that the winners were to be announced may 2 at the annual conference of the European Museum forum in Cardiff.

According to the contest, the European Museum of the year may be the newly created Museum that opened not earlier than three years ago, or substantially modernising its exposure. Museum-reserve “Kulikovo field” has filed an application for participation in competition in connection with the opening in 2016 of a new complex in the village of moss, told the press Secretary of the Museum Lyubov Kotikova.

– Jury considered the new Museum complex “the Kulikovo field” in the Moss, with its main exposition “the Tale of Mamay. A new reading,” – said Lyubov Kotikova. The Museum is the second time participated in this international competition. In 2007 the Kulikovo field was presented at the international conference of the European Museum forum with the exposition “Russia the great beginning”, that operated in the village of Monastyrshchino.

the Exhibition “the Legend of Mamay. New reading” where everything is different from the conventional Museum space, is truly unique. Along with the demonstration of rarities it is filled with multimedia and interactive elements, there is much you can touch and try on. And it is interesting for both children and adults, people with very different level of training and knowledge. Besides comfortable for the people with disabilities: there are various tactile elements and layouts for the visually impaired, videos are subtitled for the hearing impaired installed a special instrument, amplifying the sound signal, there are convenient ramps and elevators. According to Luba Kotikovoy after sent an application for the contest, Kulikovo has been a jury member Christophe Dufour of Switzerland.