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01 May 2012 Shaikha Mai receives Russian Armitage State Museum Curators

H.E Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa,  Culture Minister,  yesterday received St Petersburg-based State Hermitage Museum director-general Michael Petrovsky and Moscow-based State Museum of Oriental Art director Alexander Sedov, who had arrived in Bahrain to participate in the" Month of Museums" theme as part of festivities marking Manama Capital of Arab Culture.

Shaikha Mai stressed the importance of cooperation, stressing strong relations bonding Bahrain and Russian, particularly in the fields of culture and exchange of expertise. The two Russian curators then attended the opening of the mobile Tylos Exhibition, which will be showcased at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and the State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow.

Mr. Petrovsky will also deliver lecture on Thursday at 7:00 pm at  the Bahrain National Museum outlining his expertise as a curator.

Russian Ambassador to Bahrain Victor Samirnov and Culture Ministry museums' consultant Dr. Nadine Baqsamati attended the meeting.

Participation in the 43rd Fine Arts Exhibition Bahrain Map