Military-historical exhibition “Tradition – 2008”

On October, 16 the large specialized exhibition “Tradition – 2008” devoted to the military antiques and numismatics will be opened in the “Manezh” Central Exhibition Hall. Within the project which will be held till October, 19 a series of thematic events will take place including the Russian numismatic forum, scientifically historical readings Military Antiques, auction of books Militaria, the Second All-Russian Conference of Bonists and an exhibition of military antiques. The Tradition project organized by a group of the companies Gold Dolphin under auspices of the Art-Antique salon is made first of all for collectors, historians and all the people who are interested in military antiques. For a year of its work it has already deserved the trust either of respected experts or nonprofessionals who only started to collect items of history. The exhibition will represent thematic exposition of museums of the Russian Federation, antiquarian salons, auction houses, private galleries and collections. Moreover, within the limits of the project master classes on restorations, round table discussions and seminars on vital topics will be held.

On October 18, the auction of books Militaria will be one of the significant events of the exhibition. It will be held under auspices of the Federal Agency Rosokhrankultura and general information support of the Antiq.Info magazine. The participants will have an opportunity to see antiquarian books, prints, lithographs and documents devoted to the military theme. This very day “Manezh” will hold the Second All-Russian Conference of Bonists where the issue: Questions of the Theory and Practice of the History of the Currency will be raised. The organizer of the conference is the Union of Bonists – the Center of Studying of Memorials of the History of Currency.

Moreover, the Traditions – 2008 program includes scientifically-historical readings Military Antiques. Militaria Antique. In its plans is the discussion of the problems of current importance of the operating international and Russian legislation on protection of cultural values. Within the limits of the conferences and round tables the scientific discussions will be held such as military equipment, military uniform, awards and heraldry, the antiquarian weapon and also the information concerning the history of establishment and work of the Imperial Russian Military-Historical Society and prospects of its revival today will be given. The objective of the Tradition project is the revival of traditions of collecting of items of military history in Russia and the giving of the information on expositions of the Russian and foreign state and private collections of the historical objects. For a year of its work it managed to attract the keen attention to the important problems of collecting having deserved recognition of the leading experts in this area. Moreover, for today tendencies of the demand of the represented kinds of collecting have been formed that is in many respects thanks to the organization of the similar project in Russia.

The Tradition-2008 exhibition will be held on October, 16 – 19.

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