MMK Works on Museum Cluster

UrBC, Magnitogorsk, September 3, 2019. Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK) keeps working on Prityazhenie, a special project for Magnitogorsk proposed and coordinated by the company’s Chair of the BOD Viktor Rashnikov, MMK’s Information & PR Department reports.

‘The project, which is currently unique to Russia, aims to create an absolutely new type of quality urban environment on the 400-hectare land allotment MMK owns. There will be advanced sports facilities, medical establishments, museums, and education and culture infrastructure there, so that Magnitogorsk residents and visitors to the town will be able to visit the site for recreation and sports, high quality healthcare, and educational activities,’ the department says.

A museum/education cluster is expected to become Prityazhenie’s centerpiece. To help fill the cluster with zeitgeist content, up-to-date technologies, and relevant solutions, Deputy Director for Digital Development at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Vladimir Opredelenov was invited to visit Magnitogorsk. Opredelenov has contributed to more than forty joint projects with the Russian Culture Ministry, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Hermitage Museum, the State Russian Museum, and the Russian State Library.

On his visit to Magnitogorsk, the expert looked at the natural history museum’s collection and exhibitions at MMK Tech Museum and went to MMK’s most interesting landmarks. Opredelenov said he believed the museum cluster should become a key component in Prityazhenie Project.


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