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The Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum and Heritage Site reports that the Project "Boris Godunov: Interpretation", presented at the XVIII International Museum Festival “InterMuseum-2016”, was pronounced the winner of “The best project presentation and interpretation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage” category.

The finalists of this category are the following: All-Russian Museum Association "State Tretyakov gallery", The State Darwin Museum, Museum-Reserve "Tsaritsyno" and Natural, Architectural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve "Divnogorie".

The huge exhibition “Boris Godunov. From a Courtier to the Sovereign of All Russia” dedicated to the first elected Russian tsar (held in the Moscow Kremlin Museums from the 16th of October 2015 till the 31st of January 2016) became the basis of the winner project. The exhibition represented around 150 items, provided by the leading Russian museums – the State Tretyakov Gallery, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, The State Hermitage, The State Historical Museum and others, as well as the largest libraries and the Russian State Archive of Ancient Documents.

The publishing project consisting of a fundamental scientific catalogue and four popular science publications (“The Godunovs”, “English carriage of Boris Godunov”, “Godunov's Book of Psalms of 1591” and “Boris Godunov” for schools) was specially made for the exhibition.

The exhibition was accompanied by the next multimedia projects: the film “Chosen to Reign”, five taped interviews with the curators of the museum collections and the program for the touch-sensitive screen, which allows to look through the virtual pages of the “Godunov's Book of Psalms”.

The 2nd International music festival «Ambassadorial gifts» was dedicated to the music of Boris Godunov's period of reign. The authentic music of the 16th – 17th centuries was presented by well-known ensembles from Russia, France, the UK and Iran.

An international scientific conference “The Moscow Kremlin and the Epoch of Boris Godunov”, as well as informal dialogs between the amateurs of history and noted scientists were held in the frames of the project. The video recordings were posted both on the official website of the Museum and on the Moscow Kremlin Museums’ channel on YouTube. A series of lectures on art, architecture, icon painting masterpieces and educative programs were held as part of the exhibition. There were also creative activities on the subject of "Boris Godunov - the first elected tsar" for primary school students.