Art Metal Plain Air at the Museum

20 August 2012
Press Office of the Amber Museum

10 forgers from different Russian cities – Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Ulianovsk, Sergiev Posad and Kaliningrad – will take part in the project. Their work will result in a new interesting object on the territory of the Amber Museum – forged grilles on the exquisitely curved bridge. Everybody will be able to watch masters working during these days.

The plain air aims to develop the artistic metal work in Kaliningrad, which is directly relevant to the jewellery art, also to arouse interest to this craft among young people. No doubts, the forged handrails that will appear on the bridge as result of the plain air, will become a unique decoration of the urban realm. And the possibility to see the process of its making will be a unique chance for citizens and guests of Kaliningrad to widen their knowledge in the sphere of arts and crafts.

The opening ceremony of the plain air will be exiting – on 21 August at 18.00, bikers will come to the Amber Museum to welcome forgers. Then, after short official speeches, blacksmithing masters will batter down nails in the "Iron Tree" – a museum showpiece (it is a contemporary reconstruction of the medieval tradition of people's communication), created in 2010 within the project "Violet Street: from Paris to Kaliningrad".

On 22 and 23 August from 10.00 to 19.00, the blacksmiths will work on forging the bridge grilles. An d on 24 August from 10.00 to 15.00, they will be installed. The official ceremony of the renewed bridge opening is held on 24 August at 16.00, everybody will be able to walk on the bridge to admire the finished work.

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