Hermitage Museum discusses launching exhibit in Ulaanbaatar
Representatives from the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia visited Mongolia to meet with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss the possibility of launching an exhibit of Mongolian artifacts and art pieces in 2019.
Acting Foreign Minister Ts.Munkh-Orgil received Curator of the Central Asian Collection and research scientist at the Oriental Department of the State Hermitage Museum, Mark Kramarovsky on October 11.
The two sides discussed the possibility of launching an exhibit of Mongolian artifacts and cultural heritage in Ulaanbaatar, select Russian cities, and eventually Eastern Europe.
Preliminary discussions set the possible date of the exhibition at around the second quarter of 2019. The two sides agreed that the preparation of the exhibit should begin early, as private collectors in Mongolia will be contacted to use their collections for the exhibition.
The Hermitage Museum is in possession of one of the earliest known Mongolian calligraphy stone artifacts, the Chinggis Khaan stone. It also possesses original paizas or gereges, a tablet carried by Mongol officials and envoys to signify certain privileges and authority.
The Hermitage Museum also proposed the Mongolian Foreign Ministry to copy and archive important historical recordings in the foreign relations of Mongolia.