Today, 16 December, at the General Staff of the Hermitage agreement was signed of intent to establish a virtual museum containing exhibits of museum complexes in St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko and director of infrastructure of the Northwest branch of PJSC "MegaFon" Aleksey Titov signed the secured agreement on a joint cultural project. The event took place in the framework of the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
"This is a significant event. Now, at any time of day or night, not only the residents of our city, but the entire planet will be able to learn about the history of St. Petersburg, its monuments and architectural heritage, learn about the people who created it," - said the governor.
The mayor pointed out that any museum in the city could become the project member. "In St. Petersburg today there are more than 200 museums, and many of them have already mastered the interactive technology, so the development of the project is not limited", - said Georgy Poltavchenko. He also expressed gratitude to the reliable partner PJSC "MegaFon", which has repeatedly supported urban initiatives, including in the field of culture.
"The new project of "MegaFon" and St. Petersburg can become not only a source of useful knowledge, but also the inspiration for millions of Russians and citizens of other countries. Walk through the virtual museum will be able to every person from anywhere in the world. Enough to have an ordinary smartphone or tablet with the mobile Internet, - said Alexey Titov, - Creating a virtual museum will raise interest to the rich cultural history of the city from the current generation, that lives mostly online."