9 October 2018 at the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation held a meeting of the Commission on interaction of the Russian Orthodox Church and Museum community under the Patriarchal Council for culture.
The meeting was chaired by state Secretary – Deputy Minister of culture of the Russian Federation A. Manilova, as well as the co-chairs of the Commission – Chairman of the Patriarchal Council for culture, Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhov Tikhon (Shevkunov) and the Director of the State Historical Museum L. A. Levykin.
The agenda included the issues of property relations Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-reserve with the Vladimir diocese, the Rostov Kremlin in the Yaroslavl diocese and of the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-reserve, Vologda diocese.
The meeting was attended by Secretary of the Vladimir diocesan administration Archpriest Evgeny Lipatov, drevlehranilische Yaroslavl diocese hegumen Nicodemus (Fedorov), Abbot of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery the Abbot Anastasius (Dudarchuk), head of legal Department in the Vologda diocese Archpriest George Zaretsky, and the members of the Commission for cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and Museum community – clergyman of the temple of Christ the Savior in Moscow Archpriest Georgy Martynov and Deputy Chairman of the Patriarchal Council for culture hieromonk Pavel (shcherbachev).
From the Ministry of culture in the work of the Commission was attended by the President of the Union of museums of Russia, Director of the State Hermitage, M. B. Piotrovsky, Director of the museums Department Ministry of culture of Russia V. A. Kononov, Deputy of the State Duma, Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee for culture, President of ICOM Russia A. M. Sholokhov, Director of the State Vladimir-Suzdal Museum-reserve of I. V. Konyshev, Director of the State Museum-reserve “Rostov Kremlin” N. With. Karofsky, Director of the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-reserve of M. N. Sharomazov and other invitees.
The results of the meeting decided to create the conciliatory Commission with participation of representatives of the dioceses and museums to prepare proposals on solution of urgent issues of cooperation of the dioceses and museums, reports the Patriarchal Council for culture.