- Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016 09:36
Here visitors can see an ethnographic collection located on 3 000 m2 that is going to be fully presented in April, 2016. The exhibition’s name is “The People of the Sea”; it consists of arts and crafts including cult and household items of people of Southeast Asia. There are over 900 exhibits collected on the Indonesian archipelago in the 1960-80s and passed to the Museum of the World Ocean by V. Shcherbakov, Head of “Avtotor” Factory in Kaliningrad.
By the moment only about 40 items are presented at the exhibition that acquaint visitors with culture of people inhabiting the islands of Guinea, Timor, Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Bali. Sculptures of mythological characters (the smallest one – 2 meters high and the largest – 4 meters high, actually it is a column consisting of monkey figures) create exotic entourage for the other project – the exhibition named “Around the World on the “Krusenstern” telling about the circumnavigations of the legendary sailing ship.
Andrey Krasilshchikov, seascape painter and author of the exhibition, became a participant of circumnavigations on the “Krusenstern” in 1995-1996 and 2005-2006. The impressions he got in his travels inspired him for 175 works created onboard the bark. These are seascapes, crew members’ portraits and allegorical pictures. A part of the works is painted on sailcloth.
The exhibition centre works from 10.00 to 18.00. Days-off: Monday and Tuesday.