The Guild of French Masters at Russian antiquarian market

The program of the the North-West Association of Restorers of the Russian Federation and the Guild of French Masters (Association Ouvrière Des Compagnions Du Devoir Du Tour de France) was begun during the Summit of G8 in St. Petersburg. The event was supported by TACIS and is connected with the preservation of Russian cultural heritage.

On July 17 the first meeting of the members of the program took place. They plan a a serious program on the creation of infrastructure of restoration activity including professional education of restorers and information supply for companies specialised in restoration.

The guild of French Masters was founded in XIII century. Nowadays, it includes 8,000 companies and 130 education centres in 30 countries. It gives the profession of restorer both for newcomers and restorers who want to improve their qualifications.

At the moment, the Association of Restorers of the Russian Federation holds negotiations dedicated to the creation of restoration centres with regional Russian authorities. The first centres will appear in Vologda, Pskov, Novgorod, and Kaliningrad regions. The choice of priority regions will be discussed today, on July 18, in St. Petersburg at the conference of the program «Culture of Russian North». The heads of executive bodies from 15 Russian regions are going to take part in the conference.

In photo: Meeting of the Guild of French Masters, the International Centre of Cultural and Scientific Cooperation, the North-West Association of Restorers of the Russian Federation, and St. Petersburg Lyceum of Restoration. July 17. Photo by Elena Brusilovskaya

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