Pupils of the day-care center No 46 saw The Magic Book

22 December 2017
Press Office of the Amber Museum

Members of the museum's team brought The Magic Book with 3D images of the unique showpieces to the day-care center. Children were able to see the virtual collection, turn the pages and have a look at amber artworks from different corners. The specialists also conducted a workshop in creation a New Year souvenir for kids, so every child was able to make a present with own hands.

Cooperation between the Amber Museum and day-care center No 46 lasts for several years. By 2017 we had realized a project "Sunny Circle". Pupils with speech underdevelopment and developmental delay attended the museum every month and participated in the workshops. Recently it has been decided to cooperate in a new format.

The project "Museum in the Magic Book" was created using the grant of the President of Russian Federation, which the Amber Museum received as laureate of the contest aimed to support creative projects of the national significance in the sphere of culture and art.

There are pictures of the showpieces from the museum's collection in the virtual collection "The Magic Book" – amber samples, unique objects from the 17–21 centuries and special codes for their 3D imaging. Such interactive exhibition allows to have a close look at museum showpieces in 3D format, which are usually kept behind the show case glasses or in the vault.

"The Magic Book" arouses interest not only of the children, but also of the adults. This form of presentation is especially important for those, who can't visit the museum due to the health condition.

Within the period from 2014 to 2017 the virtual exhibition was presented to children with limited health abilities – members of the project "Flowers of Life" realized by the charitable foundation "The Coast of Hope", patients of the Children's Regional Hospital, children from the Rehabilitation Center for Children with Limited Health Abilities "Childhood", Children Nursing Home for Mentally Retarded Children "Small Country", Regional Rehabilitation Center for Invalids "New Horizons" and Children Psycho-Neurological Resort "Teremok".