Museum quarter being created in Vitebsk
In 2013, Vitebsk continues working on creation of the museum quarter that will be located in Kalinin Street — almost in the centre of the city
Museums will occupy three buildings that are part of the historical and architectural heritage. There will be the Museum of Vitebsk People’s Art School History, the Museum of Yury Pen and Marc Chagall’s Art Centre. Restoration of all three buildings has been included into the regional and city investment programmes.
The concept of the Museum of Vitebsk People’s Art School History, created by Marc Chagall and Kazimir Malevich, has already been developed. The debates on how the museum of the teacher and mentor of such celebrated artists as Marc Chagall, Ossip Zadkine, El Lissitzky, Solomon Yudovin will look like, are still ongoing. However, one thing is already known for sure: there will be also paintings by Yury Pen from the Vitebsk Regional Museum of Local History funds. This is logical, since this museum complex will also include Marc Chagall’s Art Centre.
According to the Head of the Culture Department at the Vitebsk Regional Executive Committee, Larisa Olenskaya, the creation of the museum quarter in the city centre with well-developed recreation infrastructure will attract visitors while creating conditions for further development of tourism in the city.