Department of Culture and Tourism
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.
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.
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.
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.
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" announced it would postpone until 2021, taking into account the epidemiological situation.
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."
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.
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).
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.
The Interregional Folklore Festival "The Village - the Soul of Russia" has received the status of Russian festival.
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 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 announced it had postponed this year's event until June 2021, taking into account the adverse epidemiological situation.