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At the Jewish museum and Tolerance center with the support of SAFMAR foundation starts the exhibition Shalom Aleichem. The writer and his heroes in art, theatre and cinema.

25.11.2016

Moscow. November 24 at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance center with the support of SAFMAR foundation starts an exhibition devoted to Shalom Aleichem, the classic of the new Jewish literature, whose works have become an integral part of the Golden Fund of world culture. The exhibition is timed to the centenary of his death. The exhibition includes photographs, documents and biographical information, original manuscripts of the writer, the autographs of his letters to L. N. Tolstoy and A. P. Chekhov. A separate section consists of various editions of the works of Shalem Aleichem in Yiddish, translated into Russian and other languages published in various countries around the world. The exhibition shows illustrations of the writer's works, sketches of scenery and costumes, playbills and posters, photographs of scenes from performances of his plays. The last section of the exhibition is devoted to the embodiment of the stories of Shalom Aleichem in the cinema. Presented here is a rare film posters of the 1920s and 1930s, as well as the film "Jewish happiness" based on stories by Shalom Aleichem. The uniqueness and volume of documentary and art materials, many of which will be first shown to the public, make the first exhibition in the world Museum practice project, presenting large-scale heritage of the writer. The exhibition presents exhibits from museums and archives of Russia: RGALI, the state Central theatre Museum named after A. Bakhrushin, Museum of the history of Jews in Russia, Jewish Museum and tolerance center, as well as from private collections. The exhibition will last until January 22, 2017. Support of culture - the most important component of the activities of the Foundation SAFMAR, founded by the famous Russian philanthropist and businessman Mikhail Gutseriev. The Fund promotes socially significant events, aimed at supporting outstanding cultural events in Russia, has a number of programs aimed at the preservation and development of national culture. Mikhail Gutseriev serves on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance center.

 

  The Foundation SAFMAR is one of the biggest Russian nonprofit charitable organizations. The Foundation was incorporated by RussNeft, headed by Mikhail Gutseriev, the largest Russian businessman and philanthropist. Foundation SAFMAR is established for the implementation of long-term social projects in the field of culture, art, education, and spiritual development. Foundation program meet the criteria of transparency, clarity of strategy, consistency in the implementation. In carrying out its activities the Foundation relies on the best traditions of national practices in the field of philanthropy. The Foundation SAFMAR supports major charitable projects in conjunction with many famous educational, scientific, museum and sociable Russian institutions.

 

  The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center was opened in 2012 in the building of the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, the monument of Constructivism designed by Konstantin Melnikov and Vladimir Shukhov. Almost in a century the architectural masterpiece of the Russian Avant-Garde became the venue for the most high-technology museum of Russia. Meeting the requirements of the modern culture and society, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center represents a cultural and educational complex with its permanent exposition; here the exhibition research, educational, children`s and Tolerance centers function as well. The permanent exposition presents the history of Russia through the examples of the culture and everyday life of the Jewish people. Major exhibition projects of the international level also extends in the Museum.