The leading Indian English daily newspaper “The Hindu” published an article (https://goo-gl.ru/6sbD) with details about the project “Twice Rescued”, an initiative by Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the RCSC in Chennai. The exhibition “Twice Rescued”(http://www.museumconservation.ru/data/specprojects/twice-rescued/about.html), commemorating the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, is dedicated to the Renaissance collection rescued by the Soviet soldiers during the battles for the liberation of Berlin and the long-term work by the museum conservators to restore it.
The photo exhibition “Twice Rescued” presents photographs of the artefacts from the “Transferred art” collection restored at the Pushkin State Museum – 30 photographs of unique works of ancient and Western European art. A special section dedicated to the project has been created on the website of the conservation department of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts: http://www.museumconservation.ru/data/specprojects/twice-rescued/press-eng.html
The project plans to inaugurate not only the exhibition in September 2020 but also a number of lectures and roundtables on the theme of conservation of the cultural property and the struggle for the preservation of cultural heritage. On June 24, the day of the Victory Parade in Moscow, Daria Babich, a conservator of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow gave an online lecture “Twice Rescued: From Past to the Future”. Experts, students and teachers, who represented the faculties of arts of many institutions of Chennai and Bangalore, were the audience of Daria Babich's presentation. The lecture was followed by a long stream of questions to which Daria gave detailed answers. The presentations of curators and conservators are planned for online streaming within the framework of the project.