A bakery with pastry of the 19th century and a guide to the fabrics of the 16th – 17th centuries: what other projects reached the final of the Times & Epochs festival

May 25, 2019

The competition results of historical projects, which is held among the reenactors of the Times & Epochs festival, have been summed up in Moscow. Experts have selected 20 best projects out of 214 applications. The list of finalists included participants from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Sevastopol, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Ozersk, Kostroma, Penza, Pavlovsky Posad, Minusinsk, and Jerusalem.

During the Times & Epochs festival to run from 7 to 16 June, the authors will present their projects on Revolution Square. There will be nine winners, each will receive a million rubles to implement the idea.

The projects that reached the final are about different historical epochs, themes and directions. So, Daria Radchenko from Moscow is ready to start developing a popular online guide on fabrics of the 16th – 17th centuries, Andrey Kupchenkov from Penza intends to open a wooden wheel workshop, Yury Ionov from Moscow plans to create an authentic workshop of a carpenter of the 13th – 14th centuries, Vera Tishkina from Ozersk proposes to reconstruct the process of extracting gangue gold in the Urals.

Participant Ilya Davydov from Sevastopol proposed to create a mobile theatrical bakery-tavern, in which they will prepare pastries and confectionery according to recipes from the middle of the 19th century, and perform performances. Daniyal Surkhayev from Penza wants to open an interactive theater of medieval puppets, and Marina Shaposhnikova from Kostroma wants to restore the City of Kordon sculptural composition as part of the Yefim Chestnyakov Theater. His performances tell about the rites of peasants in the northern districts of the Kostroma province.

The projects of museums and exhibitions reached the final too. For example, Anton Saturin from St. Petersburg proposes to open the Museum of Battles (a museum of dioramas demonstrating historical battles on a 1:72 scale), and Nikolay Sevastyanov is ready to start creating the first archaeological exhibition Art & Science in Russia, his project is called Ancestral Stones .

Sergey Chistyakov from Minusinsk, the author of M_39132 project, would spend a million rubles to restore the lost historical and cultural heritage of his city in the virtual space, and Konstantin Nosov from Moscow wants to recreate old Russian fortresses or their individual elements in precise scale models. This will provide an opportunity to see how this or that settlement or the Kremlin looked from the beginning.

The project called Touching Beauty was proposed by German Pogosyan from Moscow. He wants to create on the basis of a residential school for blind and visually impaired children in the city of Vladimir a museum-collection of sculptures of the World Cultures (compositions that can be touched). The project of Evgeny Mironov from Rostov-on-Don  20 days in the Bronze Age is the first in Russia series of scientific and educational films about archaeological reconstruction with the participation of professional archaeologists, historians and reenactors.

The project Under the sound of swords was presented by Alina Kovaleva from St. Petersburg. This is an interactive book, a multimedia story of the Viking Age. Artur Khasanov from Yekaterinburg wants to implement the project The Birth of a Sword, he plans to recreate the process of making swords using the example of finds from Gnezdovo, a complex of ancient Russian monuments in the Smolensk region.

Muscovite Ilya Turovsky wants to create a large-scale reconstruction of the military field surgery of the great army of Napoleon, while Stepan Roshchupkin from St. Petersburg proposes making a three-pound field gun of the Russian army of the first half of the 18th century based on research.

Alexey Pomiguyev from St. Petersburg wants to restore the retro peat train - AM-1 railcar. The author expects that his project will look as close as possible to the original factory.

Among the finalists is a project to create the festival, it was presented by Nadezhda Ovsyannikova from Samara. This is a festival to the 101st anniversary of the confrontation of the Soviet government and the Committee of the members of the constituent assembly in the Samara province. A participant from Jerusalem Gennady Nizhnik proposes to make the reconstruction of a two-day campaign and the battle of 1197 in Galilee between the troops of Saladin and the crusaders.

The contest of historical projects of the Times & Epochs festival is held for the third time. The first round of the 2019 competition was held in March and April 2019. The jury evaluated the projects according to five criteria:

- accuracy of historical content;

- originality and relevance;

- feasibility and realism;

- project development prospects;

- media and reflection in the information space.

The experts will select the winners, evaluating the projects during the presentations at the Times & Epochs Festival on 15 June. Everyone can attend.

Source: mos.ru

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