The Ministry of Culture appoints Dmitry Kozhanov as the new Director General of the Polytechnic Museum
MOSCOW, March 22 – RIA Novosti. According to the press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Deputy Head of the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute” Dmitry Kozhanov was appointed General Director of the Polytechnic Museum. Previously, Elena Pronicheva was the general director of the Polytechnic Museum. She took over the directorship of the Tretyakov Gallery on February 9th. Konstantin Fursov was appointed Deputy Director General of the Polytechnic University.
“On March 22, the Minister of Foreign Affairs – Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Alla Manilova, introduced the new head of the Polytechnic Museum. Representative of the Kurchatov Institute, Candidate of Economic Sciences Dmitry Kozhanov,” the report says.
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The Deputy Minister noted that a large-scale reconstruction project of the Polytechnic Museum is currently underway, active work is underway to create a permanent exhibition and digitize funds, a branch network is being developed and a branch is preparing to open in the Museum District. in Tula. Over the past year, more than 200,000 people attended the museum’s events such as lectures, film screenings, and master classes.
It is reported that Kozhanov moved from the post of assistant to the head of the National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”, to the position of museum director, in the past he held leadership positions in research and production enterprises.
“According to Alla Manilova, the department has high hopes for a new leader at the head of a highly professional team of the Polytechnic Museum,” the Ministry of Culture said.
Manilova added that the Polytechnic Museum is today a center of attraction for both the professional community and those who have just discovered the world of science and technology. “The Polytechnic Museum is a unique synergy of science, engineering and art. The mission of the museum, laid out by Emperor Alexander II – to educate the younger generation and disseminate scientific knowledge – has remained unchanged,” Manilova said.
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