Cultural Quest will unite the regions of Russia

26 November 2020

Residents of Saint Petersburg are invited to become part of the Cultural Quest.

On November 30th, 2020, the Interregional Social and Cultural Public Organization «Heritage» and the Regional Youth Public Organization for Education and Development «League of Youth» will hold a youth city public project - Cultural Quest.

For the first time, the Cultural Quest will be held online. This format will bring together a large number of museums and attract everyone to participate. The live broadcast will take place on the VK social network on the official page of the Cultural Quest. Any resident of the regions of Russia will be able to connect.

«This is a unique opportunity to take the project to a new level. We try to keep up with the times and study trends. Probably, for us this is an impetus to new horizons. Indeed, thanks to the online format, we will be able to connect not only St. Petersburg, but others as well. For example, Samara and Nizhny Novgorod are already preparing their museums for participation!» - shared the author and project manager Sergey Gorshkalev.

The goal is to consolidate young people around the ideas of studying and preserving the cultural and historical heritage of Saint Petersburg. The participants of the Project are students of higher and secondary specialized institutions, as well as students of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.

Within the framework of the project, contact is being established with the cultural and historical institutions of the city. On the basis of expositions of cultural and historical institutions, interactive excursions are held - the «stations» of the quest. Interactive excursions are prepared by project volunteers, under the guidance of museum staff, art historians and guides.

Historical background: The project has been implemented since 2015 in cooperation with the non-profit organization International Foundation for the Support of Culture «MASTER CLASS». Within the framework of the national project «Culture» from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, it is the flagship project of the «Volunteers of Culture» movement.

The event is aimed at acquaintance with the history and traditions of Saint Petersburg, the development of cultural potential, the formation of patriotism and a sense of belonging to their homeland among young people.

In 2018, the Project was nominated for the award of the Saint Petersburg Government as the best youth project in the city. In September 2019, the project won the All-Russian competition for the best volunteer project in the field of culture in the nomination «Volunteer projects implemented jointly and/or in cultural institutions.»