Cultural programme

10:00—19:00

A.A. Borisov Museum of Artistic Development of the Arctic

3, Ul. Pomorskaya

The A.A. Borisov Museum of Artistic Development of the Arctic is the first and only museum in Russia to provide visitors with an artistic view of the Arctic world, rather than presenting the Arctic as a place for geographical discoveries and scientific research. The museum displays paintings by Alexander Borisov, an artist known the world over and an early explorer of polar themes in visual art. A separate hall is dedicated to the culture of the native peoples of the Far North. Visitors can also see works by twentieth-century artists who worked in Arctic conditions. Modern museum technologies and a striking design help to conjure the unique atmosphere of the Arctic world.

Your Forum badge will allow you entry to the museum.


10:00—19:00

Exhibition: A discovery at the end of the Earth

A.A. Borisov Museum of Artistic Development of the Arctic
3, Ul. Pomorskaya

The main attraction in this exhibition is a mammoth calf from the Yamal Peninsula, preserved in the permafrost. There are no other specimens in the world that remain quite so well-preserved. Lyuba the young mammoth was found in May 2007 by a reindeer herder named Yury Khudi on the upper branch of the Yuribey River on the Yamal Peninsula.
A glass enclosure makes this unique exhibit visible from all sides.Your Forum participant badge will allow you entry to the exhibition.


10:00—19:00

Arkhangelsk Museum of Fine Arts

2, Pl. Lenina

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Forum participants can see unique Northern icons and wooden sculptures dating from the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries, as well as folk clothing, embroidery and weaving, wood carving and painting, and artistic metal and ceramic works. The Museum also displays contemporary Kholmogory bone carvings, an artistic practice that has survived in the North for over 400 years.

Your Forum badge will allow you entry to the museum.


10:00—19:00

Exhibition: Russian classical art from the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries

E.K. Plotnikova Mansion
1, Ul. Pomorskaya

This exhibition is located in a landmark of late eighteenth to early twentieth century architecture, a building which is part of the only surviving urban architectural ensemble in Arkhangelsk, the Shingaryov-Plotnikov Urban Merchants’ Manor.
Paintings by Russian artists are displayed in a suite of great halls with genuine parquet floors, glazed tile stoves, decorated ceilings, and stucco friezes. See work by Karl Bryullov, Vladimir Borovikovsky, Fyodor Rokotov, Ivan Aivazovsky, Alexey Venetsianov, Kirill Lemokh, Ivan Kramskoi, Mikhail Nesterov, Valentin Serov, and many more outstanding masters of Russian art.Your Forum badge will allow you entry to the museum.


10:00—18:00

The Northern Sea Museum

80, Naberezhnaya Severnoi Dviny

The Northern Sea Museum is located in the historic centre of Arkhangelsk, on Krasnaya Pristan. It was from here that the city was born as one of the country’s main ports. The museum is located in the old maritime station building, between two piers: Sobornaya (now known as Krasnaya) Pier and Seafaring Pier, which has legendary status in the history of Arctic exploration thanks to famous expeditions by Georgy Sedov, Boris Vilkitsky, and Otto Schmidt.
The museum’s exhibits tell the whole history of the maritime exploration of the North, starting with sea journeys to Grumant and Mangazeya and the first Russian shipyard, established in Solombala by Peter the Great, and continuing through Arctic exploration in the twentieth century.Your Forum badge will allow you entry to the museum.


15:00—16:00

Exhibition opening: The Russian North in the history of Arctic exploration

Dobrolyubov Arkhangelsk Regional Scientific Library
2, Ul Loginova

An exhibition of books and illustrations provides a unique opportunity to explore print publications from the late eighteenth to early twenty-first centuries. Books, periodicals, and maps that present the history of Arctic seafaring from ancient times to the present day will be on display. The exhibit will present publications describing the feats of sailors from Arkhangelsk, as well as courageous ice captains and polar explorers. The books on display reveal the importance of Arkhangelsk in exploring the Arctic.

Your Forum participant badge will allow you entry to the exhibition.


16:00—18:00

Festival: The North rings with Russian voices

Arkhangelsk College of Music
211, Prospekt Lomonosova

Celebratory concert: Arkhangelsk Hospitality Festival award winners and students aged 9 to 27 will display their mastery in two categories, Musical Creativity and Artistic Recitation, as they present original compositions in traditional styles and arrangements of folk songs from the Russian Far North.

Your Forum participant badge will allow you to attend the event.


18:30—20:30

An evening of organ music entitled the ‘Organ Northern Lights’

Pomorskaya Philharmonic
Chamber Hall
3, Ul. Karla Marksa

A concert by musicians from the Pomorskaya Philharmonic will introduce the audience to one of the newest organs in the Russian North, built by the German firm Alexander Schuke Orgelbau. The concert will combine various musical genres, and the organ will be played both as a solo instrument and within an ensemble, accompanying a variety of other soloists (vocal, violin, guitar, saxophone, and more).

This event requires a ticket, which you can purchase via your personal web office. The price of these tickets is not included in the package.


18:30—21:00

Performance of Strastoterptsy (The Passion Bearers), inspired by the Sergei Kokovkin play

Arkhangelsk Youth Theatre
9, Ul Loginova

A mystery in two acts.
Russian history contains many ‘dark spots’, stories which have been carefully, purposefully wiped from people’s memories, with heroes who have faded into oblivion. One such story is the tale of Emperor Ivan VI, the ‘iron mask’ of the Russian state.
This play was long-listed for the Golden Mask national theatre prize in the 2015–2016 season.This event requires a ticket, which you can purchase in your personal web office. The ticket price is not included in the package.


19:00—21:00

Reception hosted by the Governor of Arkhangelsk Region

Arkhangelsk Gostiny Dvor historical architectural complex
85/86, Naberezhnaya Severnoi Dviny

The programme for the reception includes performances by a jazz band, the Northern Folk Choir, the Khayar folk song and dance ensemble, and a visit to the Arkhangelsk Gostiny Dvor exhibition space.

Premium Package participants may attend the event by invitation. You can find detailed information in your personal web office.


10:00—19:00

Arkhangelsk Gostiny Dvor historical architectural complex

85/86, Naberezhnaya Severnoi Dviny

One of the oldest museums in Northwest Russia, the Arkhangelsk Local History Museum, is located in the Arkhangelsk Gostiny Dvor, an architectural monument from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Visitors can view restored merchants’ rooms from the seventeenth-century Russian Gostiny Dvor and staterooms from the eighteenth century, which now house a museum and cultural centre.

Your Forum badge will allow you entry to the museum.


10:00—19:00

A.A. Borisov Museum of Artistic Development of the Arctic

3, Ul. Pomorskaya

The A.A. Borisov Museum of Artistic Development of the Arctic is the first and only museum in Russia to provide visitors with an artistic view of the Arctic world, rather than presenting the Arctic as a place for geographical discoveries and scientific research. The museum displays paintings by Alexander Borisov, an artist known the world over and an early explorer of polar themes in visual art. A separate hall is dedicated to the culture of the native peoples of the Far North. Visitors can also see works by twentieth-century artists who worked in Arctic conditions. Modern museum technologies and a striking design help to conjure the unique atmosphere of the Arctic world.

Your Forum badge will allow you entry to the museum.


10:00—19:00

Exhibition: A discovery at the end of the Earth

A.A. Borisov Museum of Artistic Development of the Arctic
3, Ul. Pomorskaya

The main attraction in this exhibition is a mammoth calf from the Yamal Peninsula, preserved in the permafrost. There are no other specimens in the world that remain quite so well-preserved. Lyuba the young mammoth was found in May 2007 by a reindeer herder named Yury Khudi on the upper branch of the Yuribey River on the Yamal Peninsula.
A glass enclosure makes this unique exhibit visible from all sides.Your Forum participant badge will allow you entry to the exhibition.


10:00—19:00

Arkhangelsk Museum of Fine Arts

2, Pl. Lenina

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Forum participants can see unique Northern icons and wooden sculptures dating from the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries, as well as folk clothing, embroidery and weaving, wood carving and painting, and artistic metal and ceramic works. The Museum also displays contemporary Kholmogory bone carvings, an artistic practice that has survived in the North for over 400 years.

Your Forum badge will allow you entry to the museum.


10:00—19:00

Exhibition: Russian classical art from the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries

E.K. Plotnikova Mansion
1, Ul. Pomorskaya

This exhibition is located in a landmark of late eighteenth to early twentieth century architecture, a building which is part of the only surviving urban architectural ensemble in Arkhangelsk, the Shingaryov-Plotnikov Urban Merchants’ Manor.
Paintings by Russian artists are displayed in a suite of great halls with genuine parquet floors, glazed tile stoves, decorated ceilings, and stucco friezes. See work by Karl Bryullov, Vladimir Borovikovsky, Fyodor Rokotov, Ivan Aivazovsky, Alexey Venetsianov, Kirill Lemokh, Ivan Kramskoi, Mikhail Nesterov, Valentin Serov, and many more outstanding masters of Russian art.Your Forum badge will allow you entry to the museum.


10:00—18:00

The Northern Sea Museum

80, Naberezhnaya Severnoi Dviny

The Northern Sea Museum is located in the historic centre of Arkhangelsk, on Krasnaya Pristan. It was from here that the city was born as one of the country’s main ports. The museum is located in the old maritime station building, between two piers: Sobornaya (now known as Krasnaya) Pier and Seafaring Pier, which has legendary status in the history of Arctic exploration thanks to famous expeditions by Georgy Sedov, Boris Vilkitsky, and Otto Schmidt.
The museum’s exhibits tell the whole history of the maritime exploration of the North, starting with sea journeys to Grumant and Mangazeya and the first Russian shipyard, established in Solombala by Peter the Great, and continuing through Arctic exploration in the twentieth century.Your Forum badge will allow you entry to the museum.


12:00—13:30

Festival: The North rings with Russian voices

Arkhangelsk College of Music
211, Prospekt Lomonosova

A master class on applied folk art by Natalia Kuzmina, a Russian folk arts master and employee of the Malye Korely Museum.

Your Forum participant badge will allow you to attend the event.


15:00—16:00

Presentation of publications dedicated to the history of Arctic exploration

Dobrolyubov Arkhangelsk Regional Scientific Library
2, Ul Loginova

The collection of the Russian North Electronic Regional Studies Library contains a wide assortment of rare publications from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including unique information about the history of Arctic exploration and Arctic scientific and commercial expeditions. The presentation will introduce readers to the most interesting documents. These include Mikhail Lomonosov’s Brief Description of Different Journeys in the Northern Seas and an Indication of a Possible Passage Across the Siberian Ocean to Eastern India (1847) and a publication by the Hydrographical Department entitled The Lomonosov Project and the Chichagov Expedition (1854).

Your Forum participant badge will allow you to attend the presentation.


18:00—19:10

A concert programme entitled ‘Come Visit Us Up North’

Northern Russian Folk Choir
21/3, Ul. Timme

The State Academic Northern Russian Folk Choir presents a concert programme entitled ‘Come Visit Us Up North’. You will hear Russian folk songs from the ensemble’s repertoire of perennial favourites drawn from all corners of this immense country and beyond its borders. Audiences love them for their emotional intensity, beauty, and singability. The concert programme will also include the choreographed musical presentation ‘Ust-Tsilyomskaya Hill’.

This event requires a ticket, which you can purchase at the Northern Choir box office directly before the concert.


18:00—19:30

Concert by the Khayar folk song and dance ensemble

Arkhangelsk City Cultural Centre
2, Proyezd Priorova

The Khayar folk song and dance ensemble was founded in 1962. Khayar means ‘sun’ in the Nenets language. The ensemble has performed in many cities in Russia, France, Spain, and Finland. It was part of the cultural programme for the 12th World Festival of Youth and Students in Moscow and the Marathon of Russian Regions, which took place as part of the Cultural Olympiad in Sochi. It represented Nenets Autonomous Area at the Riddu Riđđu international festival of indigenous peoples in Norway.

Premium and Standard Package participants may attend the event by invitation. You can find detailed information in your personal web office.


18:30—21:00

Performance of Strastoterptsy (The Passion Bearers), inspired by the Sergei Kokovkin play

Arkhangelsk Youth Theatre
9, Ul Loginova

A mystery in two acts.
Russian history contains many ‘dark spots’, stories which have been carefully, purposefully wiped from people’s memories, with heroes who have faded into oblivion. One such story is the tale of Emperor Ivan VI, the ‘iron mask’ of the Russian state.
This play was long-listed for the Golden Mask national theatre prize in the 2015–2016 season.This event requires a ticket, which you can purchase in your personal web office. The ticket price is not included in the package.


19:00–20:30

A concert by the Moscow Soloists chamber orchestra and Yuri Bashmet

Pomorskaya Philharmonic
Chamber Hall
3, Ulitsa Karla Marksa

A concert by the Moscow Soloists chamber orchestra and Yuri Bashmet, featuring soloists from the Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Premium and Standard Package participants may attend the event by invitation. You can find detailed information in your personal web office.