Moscow and London. Reflections. 1914 – 2014
On October 17, 2014, an exhibition ‘Moscow and London. Reflections. 1914 – 2014’ opened at the Museum of Moscow. It is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the ‘Old English Embassy’ museum and tells the story of life in two world capitals during the last century through the use of photography and newsreel.
The starting point is the year which marked the beginning of the First World War, a year which radically changed relationships between people and determined the fate of the whole of the 20th century with its weapons of mass destruction, information wars and globalization.
The exhibition focuses on the joys and tragedies of urban citizens, the everyday life of Muscovites and Londoners, in the context of ‘big’ history. The exposition uses photos, posters and newsreel from the collections of the Museum of Moscow, the Russian State Archive of Video and Photo Documents, and personal archives.
The exhibition is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the ‘Old English Embassy’ museum, which is located in one of the oldest buildings in Moscow, a 16th-century palace. The ‘Old English Embassy’ museum was opened on October 19, 1994, during the first official visit of the Queen of the United Kingdom to Russia. The building is currently closed for restoration, and so the exhibition is taking place in the Museum of Moscow’s main building.
The exhibition is open until November 24,2014.
Museum of Moscow
2 Zubovsky Bulvar. Park Kultury metro station
Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
Thursday: 11.00 am – 9.00 pm
(The ticket office closes an hour before closing time)
Last Friday in the month: closed
Tickets: 100 – 200 roubles. Entrance is free on the third Sunday in the month