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Department of Culture and Tourism

Overview

The Department of Culture and Tourism of the Vologda Oblast works in accordance with the Clause of the Department of Culture and Tourism confirmed by the Vologda Oblast Government Decree N 1305 dated as of 16.12.2013.

Main functions of the department:

  • regulation of relations in the sphere of culture (art, cinema, protection and usage of historical and cultural heritage);
  • support of museums, culture, art and national artistic trades institutions;
  • management of service of libraries;
  • monitoring and evaluating tourism industry initiatives and development;
  • developing and implementing tourism-related projects;
  • tourism promotion in the Vologda Oblast;
  • preservation, revival and development of traditional crafts of the Vologda Oblast.

One of the primary functions of the Department of Culture and Tourism is the preservation of the archives of Government Departments and related administrative units, and this involves the selection of those records having permanent value, the arrangement and description of archives, and the provision of a reference service to scholars, to Government Departments and to the general public. As the government's recordkeeping authority, the Department works to ensure effective information management and acts as the official guardian of Vologda Oblast's public archives.

The holdings of the archives and records service comprise records in a variety of media. This includes paper-based textual records, electronic records as well as audio-visual, photographic and cartographic material. Governmental bodies produce vast amounts of administrative records.

As an executive body with diverse functions, the Department carries out its mission through a number of subordinate offices and institutions. There are state and municipal archives in the Vologda Oblast.

The main functions of the Department and its subordinate institutions in the sphere of records activities include:

  • to collect material in or about the Vologda Oblast;
  • to preserve the archival heritage of the Vologda Oblast;
  • to make the archival heritage accessible to people.

News

Exhibition of European fans opened in Vologda Lace Museum.

The exhibition of fans features works from France, England, Germany and Holland. The collection of 18th and 20th-century European fans is extensive. This exhibition displays totally unique pieces that were created by well-known artists and painters in the famous European workshops.

Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve has joined the "Wooden Ring of Russia" Internet project.

On July 30, the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve joined the "Wooden Ring of Russia" Internet project at the invitation of the Russian Centre for preservation of wooden architecture of the Kizhi Museum-Reserve.

Gates to the North, one of the top travel exhibitions in Russia’s North-West will open in Vologda on September 25th.

Held annually, Gates to the North is one of the top travel exhibitions in Russia’s North-West and is highly valued by the interregional tourism community.

Fans from Europe will be on display in Vologda.

The exhibition of fans features works from France, England, Germany and Holland. The collection of 19th and 20th-century European fans is extensive. This exhibition displays totally unique pieces that were created by well-known artists and painters in the famous European workshops.

Folklore Festival "The Village - the Soul of Russia" has been postponed in line with a ban on large-scale events.

Folklore Festival "The Village - the Soul of Russia" announced it would postpone until 2021, taking into account the epidemiological situation.

15th International Drama Festival Voices of History has been postponed in line with a ban on large-scale events until 2021.

Vologda was to become home to XV International drama festival "Voices of History" from July 1 throughout July 10, 2020. But Voices of History announced it would postpone until summer 2021, a decision "aligned with the recent Volodga Region Government recommendations aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus."

Folklore Festival "The Village - the Soul of Russia" will be held in Verkhovazhye District on 14-16 August.

The Interregional Folklore Festival "The Village - the Soul of Russia" has received the status of Russian festival. This year dozens of folklore groups from Russian regions will participate in it.

Vologda State Museum-Preserve, one of the largest museums of Russia's North marks the 135th anniversary of its foundation.

The Vologda State Museum-Preserve of History, Architecture and Decorative Arts is situated in the historical centre of the city - the Vologda Kremlin that consists of buildings constructed during four centuries (XVI- XIX).

In the lead up to Russia Day, official preparations are well underway in Vologda Region.

With Russia Day coming up on June 12, the local authorities’ official preparations are well underway. Taking into account the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the authorities are hoping for mass participation via social networks.

Folklore Festival "The Village - the Soul of Russia" will be held in Kadui District in 2021.

The Interregional Folklore Festival "The Village - the Soul of Russia" has received the status of Russian festival.

Over 700 lace-makers from 11 countries took part in an international campaign Birds of Remembrance.

Three months ago, the Vologda Lace Museum launched an international campaign Birds of Remembrance devoted to the 75th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War.

Vologda’s libraries celebrate Children’s Day.

Vologda’s libraries prepared a special programme for Children’s Day which will be held online for the first time. Everyone can join the events on June 1 on the libraries’ official websites or in the social networks. 

IV International Lace Festival VITA LACE canceled due to coronavirus

IV International Lace Festival VITA LACE announced it had postponed this year's event until June 2021, taking into account the adverse epidemiological situation.