Museum invites to partake in the contest "Magic of Amber"

27 December 2011
Press Office of the Amber Museum

Since the ancient times amber has attracted people with its astonishing beauty and mysterious properties. For the first time, "fashion" on this stone emerged in the Neolithic Age, about 6000 years ago. Back then, inhabitants of the Baltic coast made of it amulets, as well as beads and pendants, rings and tabs. How many legends were made up about amber! In Rus of the Middle Ages, songs, tales and spells were composed, in which "the miraculous alatyr stone" was called "father of all stones". There is great power in it, which can avert any trouble and bring happiness to a kind man.

The sun stone inspires also contemporary artists, poets and writers of our region.

We offer you to show in your drawings, paintings and works of decorative and applied art the magic that ancient people saw in amber, or make up your own legends.

Or maybe someone wants to write poems about amber?

We will be glad, if you take part in our contest!

Works should be submitted for the contest to the Amber Museum until 15 January 2012.

They can be sent to us by post to the Amber Museum's address: Vasilevskiy Sq. 1, 236000 Kaliningrad, to the electronic mail (in jpeg and doc formats) or bring to the museum personally.

Authors of the best and most original works will get presents from the general sponsor of the contest – "Kaliningrad Thermal Power Plant 2"!

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