Masterpieces from the Nicholas Roerich museum New York will be presented at the exhibition in Astana 16.05.2017 07:25372

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Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Nicholas Roerich Museum New York signed an agreement on holding international exhibition «In search of Shambhala: Masterpieces from the Nicholas Roerich Museum New York».

photo: from left to right, Vice-president of «The SonMar Group» Sonya Bekkerman, Director of the New York Museum Gvido Trepsha, Director General of Kazakh Research Institute of Culture Andrey Khazbulatov, President of «The SonMar Group» Marina Kovalyov

«On behalf of the Minister of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, let me express my gratitude for cooperation to host the exhibition in Astana in the framework of EXPO-2017. The International exhibition EXPO-2017 is one of the key and ambitious national projects of Kazakhstan. Thanks to the initiative of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, more than 100 countries will present not only their best scientific, technological achievements, but also cultural properties in Astana. The Ministry has planned about 700 cultural and entertainment events in the framework of EXPO. The cultural program comprehensively and fully provides demonstration of the achievements of Kazakhstan's culture and art,» - said Andrey Khazbulatov.

“We are pleased that we have a great opportunity to present a rich heritage of famous artist Nicholas Roerich to the whole world. The main task of the Museum is to spread his ideas about art and culture, which reflected in the motto of Pax Cultura - «The World through Culture».

It’s worth remarking that the exhibition «In search of Shambhala: Masterpieces from the Nicholas Roerich Museum New York» will be presented outside the United States for the first time", - in his turn, said Gvido Trepsha.

Nicholas Roerich is a well-known traveler; hundreds of his works were created on the route of the Central Asian expedition to Chinese Turkestan, Mongolia, India, Tibet and Altai. In the spring of 1926, N. and E. Roerich's expedition found itself in Eastern Kazakhstan near Zaisan Lake. Then the expedition traveled by steam through Ust-Kamenogorsk, Semipalatinsk, Pavlodar to Omsk.

Nicholas Roerich is world-famous for his strong belief in the fundamental role of cultural development for achieving peace on our planet, having devoted most of his work to the search of spiritual truth and beauty. The master was convinced that those who work in the field of art and culture must constantly struggle for peace and progress.

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