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On 18 may, the Museum of archaeology of Moscow was finally open after renovation. In the center of the exhibition remains the Voskresensky bridge, but technically there have been many changes. You can immerse yourself in the excavations of the Manege square and the surrounding area to visit the mother see of XVII century with the help of mapping and monocular. The freelance correspondent of “Iodine” estimated innovations and find out what is hidden under the center of the capital.

The Museum of Archaeology of Moscow is located in the heart of the city, near the Kremlin, on Manezh square. This is a small glass building with columns near the hotel “Moscow” was the first in the capital exhibition complex under the earth and has always attracted tourists and residents. According to the Director of Association “Moscow Museum” Alina Saprykina, such popularity is associated not only with location but also with the fact that archaeological museums are the most popular in the world.

Exhibition complex in 1997, was opened with serious technical violations. Most likely, this happened due to the fact that the construction of the Museum were in a hurry to be completed by the 850th anniversary of the capital. Now the building were made all necessary repairs, adds Alina Saprykina.

In the center of the exhibition, as before, the basis of the resurrection of the bridge XVII-XVIII century, the size of the Museum has remained the same.The exhibition itself has changed little, but has added technological innovations. For example, binoculars — special modules-glasses, with which you can “look into the past”: to see the surroundings of the bridge at the end of the XVII century and the town residents.

The Museum is now accessible to people with disabilities, and his posters have been translated into five languages. “We understand that the audience is different, — says the General Director of Association “Moscow Museum”. — Some interesting installations, mapping, different interactive methods of receiving information, learning history through immersion, through images and pictures. Multimedia technologies are used for large impressions and are for approximation to the dynamics of today. Someone, on the contrary, would look at each exhibit, listening to every word the guide. The audience in the Museum will also be interesting”.

Natalia from Moscow first brought their children to the Museum of archaeology. Guys love it “from the ruins and what actually was mined,” says the woman. But all this is good only for starters, the Museum needs to develop, says Natalia, because visitors want something more. “We loved the interactive overview of the past of Moscow (binoculars),” added the Muscovite, in the future in the Museum, she would like to see something similar, for example, passage through the streets of the old town or a walk around the market at the time.

For the student tour guide Dmitry innovative changes, on the contrary, is sufficient: “I liked how everything is done. You can visually to understand where you actually are, because it is not always easy to navigate”. Get lost in the Museum is very difficult, it is quite small and divided conditionally into three parts: the first devoted to the unearthing of the Manezh square, the other being the history of Moscow, the third is the profession of archaeologist.

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