Moscow 2019 has surpassed all expectations

The international exhibition on preservation, restoration, use and popularization of the cultural heritage and museum equipment «denkmal Russia-Moscow 2019» held November 5-7, 2019 in Gostinyy Dvor, Moscow, has finished reporting record levels.
The exhibition was solemnly opened by the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky, Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin and the Mayor of Leipzig Burkhardt Jung, which has been a good tradition of the event for a number of years.

In his welcoming speech at the exhibition opening, Mayor Sobyanin noted:
 Сергей Собянин
Sergey Sobyanin
Mayor of Moscow
«At the exhibition in Gostiny Dvor the best recent examples of cultural heritage site restoration can be seen. The business program covers a wide range of topics, aimed at providing our participants with all kinds of useful information on the matter. I am confident that the V International Exhibition «denkmal Russia-Moscow» will play an important role in preserving our cultural heritage, as well as contribute to the development of business relations among restorers from all over the world».
Over 3,600 visitors were registered during 2019 «denkmal Russia — Moscow»: restorers, craftsmen, architects, developers and public sector representatives, which is over 200 more than the number of visitors registered in 2017. The exhibition is a joint project of Leipziger Messe International (LMI) and the Restorer Union of Russia, held every two years in the capital of the Russia. 110 exhibitors demonstrated their products and services at Denkmal Russia-Moscow, the largest exhibition in its segment in Eastern Europe. This time the even drew more attention from St. Petersburg participants from St. Petersburg, which, given the city’s historical significance, is an important element in preserving Russia’s cultural heritage for decades to come. For the first time, state institutions and enterprises of Yaroslavl and Nizhny Novgorod Oblasrs were presented at collective stands of their regions.

The exhibition was attended by 19 exhibitors from Germany, including restorers, architects, manufacturers and suppliers of measuring instruments, restoration glasses, natural paints, construction chemicals, restoration technologies and materials. Remmers, which has been operating in the Russian market for decades, performed an exposition of 100 sq.m. Along with other German representatives, it was an active participant in the congress program.

Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Yaroslavl region Roman Kolesov: «Given our region’s unique position, featuring historical and cultural monuments, the popularization of cultural heritage is crucial. Participation in the international exhibition allows for wide opportunities in experience exchange and new cooperation prospects in this direction.

The exhibition was attended by 19 exhibitors from Germany, including restorers, architects, manufacturers and suppliers of measuring instruments, restoration glasses, natural paints, construction chemicals, restoration technologies and materials. Remmers, which has been operating in the Russian market for decades, performed an exposition of 100 sq.m. Along with other German representatives, it was an active participant in the congress program.

Ralph Dieter Rupnov, CEO of MEGAFOB: «Our masonry waterproofing technologies, which were awarded the prize in Kaliningrad, once again aroused great interest among the public. We were satisfied with the results of the exhibition.»

Dr. Titus Kokel, representative of the Central Union of Craftsmen of Germany: «The demand for German technologies and restoration methods in Russia is very high. I see great cooperation opportunities and joint projects between our countries».

The congress was attended by 180 international industry experts. Among the main topics of this year: adaptation and modern use of architectural monuments; education and advanced training of restorers; modern technologies such VR and holograms in restoration. The business program contained the II Russian Congress of Young Restorers. The Committee on Tourism of the Government of Moscow organized a congress «Tourism and Protection of Cultural Monuments», which captured attention of several international experts.

«We will continue to expand international participation in 2021. We will also continue inviting renowned experts in the sphere of the world cultural heritage preservation from all over the world» announced the director of the exhibition, Ulrich Breese, «We also intent to increase the section of modern use of architectural monuments, while maximizing the preservation of the historical part of The focus is on the possibility and necessity of preserving elements of historical buildings in the planning and adaptation of cultural heritage sites.

Traditionally, the Government of Moscow platform has attracted much of the visitors’ attention. This year the stand featured restoration examples of constructivist architecture of the early XX century. The presentation covering Moscow restoration since the year 2011, as well craft workshops and an extensive report program aroused great interest from the professional public.

Sergey Cheremin, the Minister of the Government of Moscow, Head of the Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations of the city of Moscow: «This international forum in the sphere of restoration is a significant event in Moscow - an ancient city with a deep historical heritage. We are always eager to hear the opinion of international experts and the assessment of its restoration work».

Russia’s most important museum, such as the Moscow Kremlin, the Hermitage, and the Kizhi Museum-Reserve, were parts of the platform of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. The Russian Minister of Culture, Vladimir Medinsky, highly appreciated the organizers’ work of and pointed out that «denkmal Russia-Moscow» is the only event in 2019 that could bring architects, restorers and museum workers together. «Germany is our key partner,v the Minister of Culture concluded.

Among the guests of the exhibition should be noted a large delegation of representatives of institutions for the protection of cultural monuments of South Korea. Members of the delegation were able to get acquainted with the market of restoration services and proposals of Russia and expressed readiness to present Korean technologies and methods of preserving historical objects at denkmal Russia-Moscow 2021.

2nd International Competition of Young Restorers in Moscow

Deputy Head of the Department of Cultural Heritage of the city of Moscow, Leonid Kondrashev: « This is the future of restorers who will determine the profession in a few years,» he concluded.

«The first series of competitions for Russian young restorers were held in Moscow in 2017, at the initiative of our Russian partners,» says Ulrich Brize, «at the denkmal 2018 exhibition in Leipzig, competitions were held for the first time with the participation of young craftsmen from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Leipzig.»

This year's young restorers’ competitions were held in five disciplines:
  • Wood Works restoration;
  • Masonry restoration;
  • Stucco products restoration;
  • Metal roof restoration;
  • Easel painting restoration.

The organization of competition was provided by the Governments of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other partners and sponsors of Russia. The Leipzig Craft Chamber sent 8 German students to participate in the competition.

The baton of the competition was hosted by Heritage Preservation International (HPI) in Shanghai

A week before Denkmal Russia-Moscow 2019, Heritage Preservation International (HPI) was held in Shanghai, organized by Leipziger Messe International. This event ended with impressive figures: 116 exhibitors and 3,350 visitors.

Markus Heisenberger, General Director of the Leipzig Fair: «Our successful projects to preserve cultural heritage in China and Russia are developing dynamically. Long-term partners and exhibitors of the denkmal exhibition in Leipzig also take part in our international projects, as The Leipzig Fair ensures a high level of its own projects at foreign sites and assists in establishing international contacts.

The idea of holding competitions during the exhibition in Moscow was «p picked up» and continued in China. At HPI in Shanghai, 18 craftsmen demonstrated their skills in two disciplines: restoration of masonry and wooden decor.

The next «denkmal Russia-Moscow» will be held in autumn 2021 in Moscow. From November 5 to 7, 2020, a meeting of international industry experts will be held in Leipzig at the leading European specialized exhibition for the restoration, rehabilitation of historical buildings and preservation of the cultural heritage of denkmal.

«Denkmal Russia-Moscow» has been held in Moscow every two years since 2011. The organizers are the «Union of Restorers of Russia» and Leipziger Messe International GmbH. It is based on the experience of the Leipzig Fair in organizing the Leading European exhibition for the restoration, protection of monuments and rehabilitation of historical buildings.

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