The 2013 Museum Olympus Awards ceremony was held on December 2nd and saw Tsarskoye Selo win two Mnemosyne statuettes in the nominations Exhibition Project of the Year and Museum Book of the Year.
Our first winning nominee is Serving Magnificence, a large joint exhibition dedicated to suppliers to the Imperial Court of Russia and to the Romanov 400th Anniversary. Called a breakthough of the year for showing the backstage of court life like never before, this project drew over eight thousand visitors during its three-month run in the summer.
The other winner is the e-book about Russia’s role in the First World War, a special project developed by Tsarksoye Selo and designers from Mantrastudio. This is the first e-book ever nominated for the Museum Olympus Awards. It should become available at App Store in the early 2014, paving a way for our museum Russia in the Great War which is to open at the Martial Chamber next year.
Tsarskoye Selo was nominated in three categories this year.
The awards of St. Petersburg museum community have been handed out by the St. Petersburg Culture Committee since 2008. Our first Mnemosyne came in 2010 for Museum of the Year. Now Tsarskoye Selo has two more, and is not going to stop!